Fitness trackers like the Apple Watch now allow you to detect heart conditions such as atrial fibrillation. That’s not always a good thing, says doctor Margaret McCartney
SELF-EMPOWERED, self-motivated, self-aware: we have got used to the idea that more knowledge about our health is good for us. This ethos has fuelled an explosion in wearable technologies – fitness trackers, step counters and other gizmos – that give us real-time feedback on key physiological stats such as heart rate.
Atrial fibrillation is a relatively common heart …