Apple And J&J Collaborate On Large Atrial Fibrillation Study
The Heartline Study is evaluating how the Apple Watch can identify and predict atrial fibrillation while improving cardiovascular outcomes and patients’ adherence to anticoagulant drugs.
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In this edition of the Device Week podcast, Medtech Insight managing editor Marion Webb discusses LifeSignals’ plans for a vital-sign monitoring patch that could help remotely monitor patients during the pandemic. Deputy editor Reed Miller highlights some important device trials presented at the American College of Cardiology online conference.