The Mayo Clinic developed a new app that transmits ECG signals from Apple Watches for AI analysis to identify heart disease.
The application transmits ECG (electrocardiograms) signals recorded in non-clinical environments seamlessly and securely to a medical center so that the AI analysis can identify left-ventricular dysfunction, a life-threatening, asymptomatic heart disease.
According to a news release, a study — for which results were presented as late-breaking clinical science during Heart Rhythm 2022 — observed 2,454 subjects from 46 states and 11 countries who downloaded the study app for their Apple Watch. The average age was 53±15 years and 56% were female.
Mayo Clinic’s app sent all previously recorded ECGs for clinician review and AI analyzed ECGs acquired within one month of a clinically ordered ECG. They were evaluated for the presence of ejection fraction ≤40% using a model adapted for single lead use.
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