Apple Watch Series 4 Could Feature Advanced EKG To Prevent Heart Attacks

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We've known for a while now that, eventually, Apple would look to turn its Watch into a more robust health device, with all kinds of fancy sensors.

The Cupertino company is developing an Apple Watch with a built-in electrocardiogram (EKG) heart monitor, according to a new report from Bloomberg.

Not only would it serve as an excellent tool for doctors to remotely remain apprised of the wellbeing of patient with cardiovascular conditions, but it could also provide an early diagnosis for unknown conditions without going to a doctor or doing a medical checkup. Apple Watch now works with an FDA-approved EKG reader in the form of a smart band (seen above) that is sold separately and requires an annual subscription to work, but building the function into the watch directly would make EKG readers accessible to more people. Hence, the tests ability to identify potential abnormalities is limited. As the second and third generations went on sale, the focus shifted to health and fitness, with Apple adding alerts for abnormal heart rate spikes. Future Apple Watches may have sensors that can gather data from weak electric currents traveling up the arm and across the chest to a user's heart, thus eliminating the need to measure and gather such data via electrodes on the skin.

Future Apple Watch models could come with a more advanced EKG heart monitor.

It's no secret Apple has taken a deep interest in heart health in recent months, with the company most recently launching a ResearchKit-based Apple Heart Study app to customers in the United States in partnership with Stanford University's School of Medicine.

EKG, or electrocardiography, is a common cardiography test used in hospitals to detect heart attacks and strokes following irregular heart beats.

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