Hyperkalemia now can be detected without blood test with Apple watch

Mar 12, 2018, 3:30 pm

Shreeya G.

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Life is getting simple with advancements in technology and henceforth Apple has upgraded many devices with the same intention. This tech giant is really aware of what they can do to bring the best for their users. Apple has plans for an Apple Watch which will be able to detect Hyperkalemia without worrying about the blood work.

Apple Watch with Kardiaband will be equipped with an AliveCor EKG reader system, which can be used to encounter hyperkalemia. This device can effortlessly detect high potassium level in blood. This EKG reader, when paired with artificial technology, will be able to achieve this objective without getting into the pain of inserting those needles into the skin for blood samples.

A study was conducted with over 2 million ECGs linked to 4 million serum potassium values collected from 1994 to 2017. This device was able to achieve 94% accuracy. This test was initiated by AliveCor; with the help of Mayo clinic, they developed a new algorithm for Kardiaband that will analyze EKG data for hyperkalemia.

The user just needs to touch the sensor which will at the moment take the reading of the electrical activity of the heart which is known as EKG. The reading will further reveal abnormal heart rhythm and atrial fibrillation.

We cannot reveal more about this device at this initial stage but are looking forward to getting more details in the near future.

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