The Apple Watch has managed to save the lives of quite a few people ever since it was first released thanks to its various health-related features. This time around, the smartwatch managed to save the life of 28-year-old James Green from Brooklyn, New York.
Green had a pulmonary embolism which led to him becoming a “serial health tracker.” He used an Apple Watch to track his health metrics but since he was using the original model which lacks continuous heart rate scanning, he had to make use of the Heart Watch app for the wearable. The app notified him whenever his heart rate crossed a certain threshold.
Never thought a stupid lil wrist computer I bought 2 years ago would save my life. Saw my ❤️ rate go up, ended up being a pulmonary embolism pic.twitter.com/r97uRcX0En
— renata’s eyepatch (@_jamestgreen) October 13, 2017
On that eventful day, the Heart Watch app gave him a notification saying his heart rate was constantly above his resting heart rate despite him just sitting at his desk. Thanks to his past experiences and other data he had, Green quickly realised that this was not a panic attack but something more serious and so he called his doctor. A CT scan highlighted the blood clots and then the doctors took the appropriate steps to ensure Green’s life was saved. His doctor said that had Green not called him, it would have been fatal.
This is not the first time that Apple Watch’s heart rate scanner has managed to save someone’s life. The continuous heart rate scanning ability on the watch has previously saved the life of a 17-year-old football player, Dennis Anselmo of Canada, and others.
[Via The Telegraph]