Fitbit May Have a New Way To Detect an Irregular Heartbeat

Fitbit May Have a New Way To Detect an Irregular Heartbeat

When a 42-year-old patient came to Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in New Jersey to be treated after a seizure last year, doctors were able to identify exactly when his heart rate began to spike by looking at his Fitbit fitness tracker. It let doctors know he'd only been in a-fib for a few hours—well within the window necessary to employ a procedure that brought his heart back into rhythm before sending him home. As a side perk, it's already paying dividends, but Fitbit hopes to make its activity monitors even more useful in situations like these. The company...

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