I Just Took My First Apple Watch E K G!

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  1. Yvonne Smith

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    I guess this could have gone under tech, but it is really a health thing, so I am posting it here.
    When the new Series 4 Apple Watch came out, it had the capability to take an EKG, but the app for it was only just released today, along with the new iOS updates.
    Naturally, I had to try it out, and my first results came out with a normal sinus rhythm. It will be interesting for me to be able to see what it shows on the days when my heart is all out of sync and beating 150 bpm.
    Here is what it looks like from the iphone app (it saves all of my readings, and then can also be sent to my doctor), and also a quick video that shows how this works.
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    Good news, @Yvonne Smith ! I guess an Apple, a day, will keep the doctor away!;)
     
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    Yesterday was an interesting day, medical gadget-wise. Besides the new Apple Watch EKG app, I also received the heart-failure kit in the mail from United Healthcare.
    When the visiting nurse came by last fall, she explained to me that UHC had a special program for people who have heart failure. Even though mine is in recovery stage, I still qualified for the program, so I called UHC and signed up for the program. Since that was several months ago, and we are switching to Humana next month, I decided that they must have just cancelled me from the program, at least until a huge box arrived by UPS last night.

    The scale is digitally activated and connects to a small tablet to transmit information to the company. That scale is the largest one I have ever seen for a bathroom scale, at least 16” square, and is very heavy.
    Anyway, each morning, I turn on the tablet, weigh on the scale, and then answer health questions on the tablet, like am I feeling short of breath, and are my legs and feet swollen.

    You all know I am a Gadget-Girl; but I am just really enjoying being able to feel like I can so completely monitor my heart and my health.
     
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    Just keep in mind that the watch only does a rhythm strip (I think), @Yvonne Smith not a full EKG/ECG. I have known some "anal" cardiologists who did 24-lead ECGs, but the standard is 12-leads.
     
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    That's pretty cool @Yvonne Smith!

    I only have the series 2 iwatch and just use a few of the apps but I LOVE it....it's the first thing I put on in the morning now...and I was one who was reluctant because I couldn't stand wearing a watch...I don't even notice mine except when it vibrates that I have a call or message or for me to stand or breathe, lol.
     
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    Great (actually awesome !) to have you back and speaking to us again. I (along with everyone else) really miss you when you go on the breaks; but I know that it is what you need to do sometimes.
    Even the older models of Apple Watch have new capabilities, @Chrissy Cross , of watching your heart, and other things. You would really love one of these new ones, now that you know that you like wearing an Apple Watch !
    It is so nice not to have any noise when a call or message comes in, and just the vibration on your wrist. I have every audible alert shut off on both the phone and watch.
     
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    Here is a screenshot I took while I was at my daughter's for Thanksgiving. Walking this much is normal for me there. Think I took this around 2:00 pm that day so added even more steps by night.


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    I think that was Black Friday. :)

    Also, the screenshot is from my iwatch app on my iPhone and not from the watch ....
     
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