The Apple Watch is one of the best smartwatches available that can help a user perform an accurate ECG and help with accurate AFib detection.
The irregular rhythm notification feature on your Apple Watch occasionally looks at your heartbeat to check for an irregular rhythm that might be suggestive of atrial fibrillation (AFib).
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It is important to remember that the watch’s irregular rhythm notification feature is not constantly looking for AFib. Besides AFib detection, the Apple Watch currently does not offer any support for detecting other cardiac arrhythmias.
Cardiologs, a global leader in artificial intelligence(AI) cardiology diagnostics, is now tapping into the Apple Watch’s popularity.
Cardiologs launched a new study this week to compare its AI-based arrhythmias detection process based on Apple ECG data with the standard 12 lead Afib detection.
Participants hospitalized for ablation or cardioversion or having a cardiac rhythm consultation at the investigational center will have Apple Watch ECG recordings done simultaneously with 12-lead ECG measurements performed following the existing in-stay subject monitoring protocol.
AI-AW (Artificial Intelligence with Apple Watch ECG data) from Cardiologs platform will then be compared to standard manual 12-lead ECG reviewed by cardiologists for AF detection. The new study is expected to be completed by June 15, 2021, and will have 200 participants.
Cardiologs AI-based solution enables remote cardiac monitoring today. A new study published in Feb 2021 found that the Cardiologs AI eliminates nearly two-thirds of False positives in remote monitoring for Afib.
The study’s findings show that Cardiologs’ AI-based ECG analysis solution significantly reduces the rate of false-positive atrial fibrillation (AFib) detection in remote cardiac monitoring of patients with implantable loop recorders (ILRs).
Developed in partnership with leading physicians, the Cardiologs ECG Analysis Solution empowers clinicians worldwide to deliver expert cardiac care faster and efficiently.
CE-Marked and FDA cleared for detection of 14 cardiac arrhythmias, the Cardiologs ECG Analysis Solution is built on a growing database of more than 1.4 million ECG recordings. Several clinical publications support it.
The company was also selected as a finalist for the 2019 Medtech Insight awards and last year raised $15 million in series A funding.
This is definitely a piece of great news for Apple Watch users. With the increasing popularity of the Apple Watch and Apple’s health-based offerings, other innovative companies such as Cardiologs evaluate initiatives to offer new and better health detection features by leveraging data collected from Apple Watch.