Researchers at the Mayo Clinic have created an artificial intelligence algorithm that is able to use single-lead ECGs taken by the Apple Watch to find patients who have a weak heart pump, according to research data that was shared this week at the Heart Rhythm Society conference.
A weak heart pump, or left ventricular dysfunction, is an issue that affects two to three percent of people around the world, and up to nine percent of people over age 60. Like atrial fibrillation, another heart issue the Apple Watch can detect, a weak heart pump can have no symptoms. It can also be accompanied by symptoms that include racing heart beats or shortness of breath.
It is really about the correct algorithms (the AI) so I'd imagine that other devices with similar sensors could in theory also do such detection. But, for now, the focus of researchers seems to be primarily on the Apple Watch.
More details on the research at Researchers Using AI and Apple Watch ECGs to Detect Weak Heart Pump
Researchers at the Mayo Clinic have created an artificial intelligence algorithm that is able to use single-lead ECGs taken by the Apple Watch to...