Apple Watch can detect leading cause of heart attacks

Doctor calls on Apple to expand studies.

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A 76-year-old Dutch cardiologist had just finished a workout at the gym when he decided to run an electrocardiogram with his Apple Watch.

To his surprise, the ECG showed clear signs of an arterial blockage — the doctor should know, he’s a heart doctor with 50 years of experience.

He had no symptoms and no discomfort — his was a “silent” blockage.

The ability of Apple Watch to detect arterial blockages is potentially a big deal — its one of the leading causes of heart attacks.

Now the doctor is calling on more studies to see if the Apple Watch can be a reliable tool for detecting potentially fatal heart blockages. Could your Apple Watch save your life?

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