Apple Watch credited for saving a man’s life by tracking his heart rate


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The Apple Watch, according to the company that launched the wearable, is the most personal device they’ve launched to date. At least one man in Canada might agree with that.

According to a report from The Sun, Dennis Anselmo of Alberta, Canada, was outside building a fence when he suddenly felt very ill, like he had been hit with the flu bug out of nowhere. As a result of the ill feelings, Anselmo checked his heart rate, tracked by his Apple Watch, and noticed that it had spiked significantly. Specifically, his heart rate is usually around 50 beats per minute, but in that moment it had skyrocketed to 210 beats per minute.

He called the paramedics and an ambulance crew showed up, and after confirming that Anselmo had had a heart attack, took him immediately to a hospital, where the blockages were cleared and he was able to avoid a second attack, which could have been deadly:

“They came out, figured out I was having a heart attack and I was off to hospital. They cleared the blockages so I didn’t have another attack. They told me that if I had gone home and gone to bed – as many people do – I would likely have had another, more serious bout in the middle of the night. Those second attacks are the ones that kill. That is a common problem.”

Anselmo has an even stronger love for his Apple Watch now, and, despite being a watch collector, says that he’s not worn another timepiece since.

And this isn’t the first time an Apple Watch has been credited for saving a person’s life. Back in September of last year, a 17-year old suffered from heart, liver, and kidney failure, which his wearable alerted him to due to an accelerated heart rate.

Are you still wearing your Apple Watch?

[via The Sun]

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