AFib gadget packs BP monitor, ECG into singular device

Omron Healthcare launched its latest innovation, Complete, May 1, marking the first time a blood pressure (BP) monitor with electrocardiogram (ECG) capabilities has hit the commercial market. Complete was recently cleared by the FDA, Omron said in a release, and is reportedly the first-ever BP monitor to incorporate ECG abilities into a single device. The monitor is paired with an upper-arm cuff that allows users to simultaneously monitor their BP and ECG readings at home. “Complete is a groundbreaking tool for patients managing AFib and for those who suspect they may…

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Apple Watch Series 4 return period extended to 45 days due to ECG feature

An internal document addressed to all Apple Store employees and Apple authorized resellers has been obtained by MacRumors. The document outlines a new 45-day return period for the Apple Watch Series 4 due to the ECG (electrocardiogram) sensor embedded into the Watch’s body. Likely due to the medical nature of the ECG, Apple had to add the extra month’s time to the regular 14-day return policy for most of Apple’s products. Should you request a refund past the first fourteen days, you’ll need to contact Apple directly by telephone, email,…

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