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Sixty seconds on . . . Apple ECG

BMJ 2018; 363 doi: (Published 19 December 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;363:k5364
  1. Owen Dyer
  1. Montreal

Ooh a new Apple gadget?

It’s a watch, but not as you know it. Apple Watch Series 4 monitors heart rate and can create an ECG from your finger. So you could, in theory, take one when you have chest pain and show it to your doctor later. It can also detect atrial fibrillation.

Does it work?

At detecting atrial fibrillation, yes. What little data are available suggest that it generates …

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