The Apple Watch is becoming a must-have accessory for many users. This is mainly due to the Health functions that are gradually going to evolve to be more complete. In the latest study to be carried out by the University Health Network, the results that the cardiac sensor offers to patients suffering from heart failure will be tried. In this article we tell you all the details about this new study.
Apple Watch will improve heart failure detection
This study will be led by the renowned Canadian cardiologist Heather Ross who is very focused on the investigation of cardiac pathologies. This is a simple announcement, and it does not mean that the study has already ended. Different details have been given about the duration, which will be 3 months and always in collaboration with Apple itself. This is not the first time that a study of this caliber has been carried out since many centers have collaborated with the company to improve algorithms and functionalities.
The announcement note explains that the goal is to determine whether Apple Watch heart monitoring can help to identify heart failure prematurely. Today only a determination of atrial fibrillation as well as sinus tachycardia can be performed. Now we are going to try to combine the oxygen sensor of the Apple Watch Series 6 with the ECG sensor. That is why all participants will have to wear the latest company watch. The data that is obtained will be compared with the data obtained during the physical tests. In the end, we want to draw conclusions about the early detection of worsening heart failure.
The researcher is quite optimistic about this study. You think it can be helpful in getting an early warning of a heart attack or its worsening. We will have to wait to see the results of this study as well as the sample that they will use and the methods that they will use. It is possible that in the future we will see these functions in new versions of watchOS taking advantage of all the sensors that are being integrated.
Biomedicine is on the right track
Biomedicine is on everyone’s lips right now. In the future, health will be controlled remotely by doctors through products such as the Apple Watch and its sensors. These allow you to send accurate and immediate information to medical teams so that the history can be constantly updated. The fact of monitoring the heart rate or the detection of glucose levels in the future will mark a before and after.
In the end, technology continues to advance and this will allow users to be more than controlled. Above all, it will be exceptional for those chronic patients or elderly people who require a fairly exhaustive control. Especially since pathologies that can be detected early can be much easier to solve.