Health Tech

Fitbit gains FDA approval for new atrial fibrillation-detection feature

Enlarge / The Fitbit app showing information on irregular rhythm notifications. (credit: Google) Google-owned wearable brand Fitbit announced Monday that it will soon introduce a new atrial fibrillation-detection feature to its devices. According to a blog post from Google, Fitbit received clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), clearing the way for the […]

COVID 19 Tech

COVID raised heart risks 63% for a year after infection in study of 11M people

Enlarge / X-ray technicians take a chest X-ray of an unvaccinated COVID-19 patient on the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) floor at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut, U. S., on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022. (credit: Getty | Bloomberg ) A bout of COVID-19 can take a hefty toll on the heart and blood vessels; people who […]