I mentioned that Apple Watch ECG did not have this capability:
It should be noted that the Apple Watch ECG algorithm is incapable of identifying PVCs or PACs and Alivecor stands alone as a reliable, FDA-approved resource in this space.
Despite eliminating The Aviation and Peanut M and M’s from my diet, my PVCs persisted and I made some recordings with both my AW and Kardia.
When I looked in my Kardia app I saw both the Apple ECG and the Kardia
Kardia had imported the Apple ECG from the iOS Apple Health app!
The Kardia AI2 algorithm had correctly identified and diagnosed me as having Sinus Rhythm with Premature Ventricular Contractions.
Kardia’s AI2 always correctly identifies my PVCs whether I utilize a single lead or 6 lead mode (both currently utilize only Lead I). Here’s a nice example I recorded this morning after a run on the treadmill of my very premature beat recorded on the 6L.
Apple Watch ECG oscillates between calling my PVCs inconclusive or just normal. Here’s one that Apple called “inconclusive.”
This is a nice feature for those who are utilizing both devices to monitor their heart rhythm (see here for an example of how that works.)
What would really be nice is if the Kardia AI2 algorithm could be used on the AW ECG to let the user know about premature beats, etc. from its Advanced Determinations.
When I asked Alivecor’s Dr. Dave Albert about this he said “We don’t run AI2 on AW recordings as we would need an FDA clearance for that. What you see are the AW interpretations. “
Sometimes beating prematurely,
N.B. My PVCs had abated over the last week coinciding with the elimination of alcohol and peanut M&M’s from my diet however they returned this morning. I did consume an inordinate amount of carbohydrates yesterday culminating in a chocolate chip cookie which could be the culprit.