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Heartline - AFib Apple Watch Study

Posted at 2:28 PM, Jul 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-08 14:28:21-04

AFib, a common form of irregular heart rhythm is a leading cause of stroke in the U.S. It may be without symptoms or may result in symptoms like heart palpitations (flutters), light-headedness, and shortness of breath. Sadly, up to 30 percent of people don’t even know they have it until a serious cardiovascular event, such as stroke, occurs because people often do not experience symptoms, making it difficult to diagnose.

A new Heartline™ Study aims to explore if a heart health engagement program in the study app and, in some cases, paired with the FDA cleared ECG app and irregular rhythm notification feature on Apple Watch can enable earlier detection of AFib, educate more people about their heart health, and potentially reduce the likelihood of stroke and improve health outcomes.

This virtual study allows adults 65 years and older with an iPhone to actively engage in managing their heart health and contribute to important research from the comfort of their home. The Heartline Study app on iPhone will provide ongoing education, tips, surveys and questionnaires across multiple heart health topics.

Learn more and sign up here.