Preprint Case Report Version 1 Preserved in Portico This version is not peer-reviewed

Apple Watch for Pulse Rate Assessment Detects Unidentified Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation

Version 1 : Received: 24 May 2022 / Approved: 24 May 2022 / Online: 24 May 2022 (09:49:08 CEST)

How to cite: Hirota, K.; Hirai, M. Apple Watch for Pulse Rate Assessment Detects Unidentified Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation . Preprints 2022, 2022050329 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202205.0329.v1). Hirota, K.; Hirai, M. Apple Watch for Pulse Rate Assessment Detects Unidentified Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation . Preprints 2022, 2022050329 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202205.0329.v1).

Abstract

Consumer rhythm-monitoring devices, such as the Apple Watch, are becoming more readily available. Irregular pulses can be detected using an optical sensor built into the wearable device. The Apple Watch (Apple Inc., Cupertino, CA, USA) is a class II medical device with pulse rate and electrocardiography (ECG) monitoring capabilities. Here we report a case in which an arrhythmia that was conventionally perceived but undiagnosed was identified as atrial fibrillation by self-acquisition of ECG data using an Apple Watch.

Keywords

Apple Watch; wearable sensor; pulse rate; arrhythmia; atrial fibrillation; case report

Subject

MEDICINE & PHARMACOLOGY, Cardiology

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