Cardiologists not on board with Apple watch

  • Cardiologist says Apple Watch’s new ECG functionality could be “unbelievably helpful” for AFib patients, but expresses “shock” at FDA clearance since “I haven’t seen any data on it.” Could revolutionize care — or clog ERs with false alarms.
  • According to the Food and Drug Administration, which cleared Apple’s monitor and electrocardiogram applications, the continuous monitoring and notification app isn’t for people under age 22 or those diagnosed with atrial fibrillation.

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