Apple has released a new video tutorial on how to track AFib history on your Apple Watch.
“Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is a type of irregular heart rhythm in which the upper chambers of the heart beat out of sync with the lower chambers,” Apple explains.
CDC data shows that approximately “2% of people younger than 65 and 9% of people 65 and older have atrial fibrillation” in the United States. The problem is more common as people age, while some with AFib see no symptoms. But typical symptoms include rapid heartbeat, palpitations, fatigue, or shortness of breath.
Apple says for those diagnosed with AFib by their doctor, “you can use the AFib history on your Apple Watch to estimate how often your heart is in this arrhythmia”, with an Apple Watch Series 4 or later, including Apple Watch SE, with watchOS 9 or later . Note that only Apple Watch Series 4 or higher includes the ECG app, which is not available on the SE.
Watch the video below:
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