Stanford Medicine Reports Results of Apple Heart Study for Detecting Atrial Fibrillation

 Stanford Medicine Reports Results of Apple Heart Study for Detecting Atrial Fibrillation

Stanford Medicine Reports Results of Apple Heart Study for Detecting Atrial Fibrillation

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  • The Apple Heart Study was started in Nov’2017 in conjunction with the release of Apple’s fourth-generation smartwatch and watchOS 4. The study evaluated 419,297 participants and demonstrated that 0.5% of them received irregular heart rhythm notifications, published in NEJM
  • Those who were flagged for an irregular pulse received follow-up care via the ECG patch. During ECG patch monitoring, participants’ Apple Watches continued to monitor pulse irregularities. If a participant had an irregular pulse detected, 84% of the time it was confirmed to be AF on the simultaneous ECG patch
  • The study results demonstrated that the algorithm in the Apple Watch can successfully detect AF. Among participants with a notified irregular pulse, the positive predictive value was 0.84 for observing AF on the ECG simultaneously with a subsequent irregular pulse notification and 0.71 for observing AF on the ECG simultaneously with a subsequent irregular tachogram

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