What you need to know
- Johnson & Johnson has announced a new virtual study in collaboration with Apple.
- The new Heartline Study aims to explore whether an iPhone app and Apple Watch can reduce the risk of strokes.
- That's because of earlier detection of atrial fibrillation, a leading cause of strokes.
Johnson & Johnson has announced a new Heartline health study in collaboration with Apple, as it seeks to discover whether an iPhone app and Apple Watch can reduce the risk of strokes.
As reported by CNBC, a press release states:
Atrial fibrillation is a leading cause of strokes, and more than 33 million people worldwide live with the condition. Most people don't know they have it until after a serious cardiovascular event, making early detecting a massive window of opportunity.
On its collaboration with Apple and the impact of its technology the release states:
Participants in the study must be 65 years or older and live in the U.S. Participants will receive heart health education as well as wellness tips, survey and questionnaires whilst participating.
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