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New accessory can predict stroke

New accessory can predict stroke
PHOTO COURTESY OF SHUTTERSTOCK

Nothing is more important than your health, the saying goes. It's true.

You have to be healthy, if you want to provide for your family, remain independent and enjoy life to the fullest. If that describes your attitude toward life, you're probably regularly getting your heart checked by your doctor.

Your doctor uses an electrocardiogram (EKG) to monitor your heart. EKGs track the electric signal your heart produces, to ensure you have a regular heartbeat. It also checks for an irregular heartbeat, or atrial fibrillation, to alert you to strokes and other heart conditions.

Wouldn't it be great if you could have an EKG with you at all times? That would give you peace of mind.

By this spring, you could be wearing a medical-grade EKG on your wrist. This EKG is far more advanced than the heart monitors you find on fitness trackers and smartwatches.

Kardia Band for Apple Watch

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