The New Apple Watch, with FDA’s Blessing, Comes with an EKG App

September 12, 2018

(STAT News) – After years of coming close, Apple has officially broken into the medical device space. The company announced Wednesday that it received Food and Drug Administration clearance to market its latest Apple Watch, which is capable of conducting an electrocardiogram to measure heart rhythm. The company also received clearance to alert people who may be at risk for atrial fibrillation, an irregular heartbeat that can lead to more serious health concerns, based on measurements the watch takes.

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