Apple’s CEO Tim Cook today shared a story on Twitter on how the ECG feature on the Apple Watch Series 4 detected Atrial fibrillation and high heart rate and saved its wearer’s life. Elissa Lombardo tweeted to Tim Cook how his husband’s life was saved by the wearable.
She tweeted that within two days of wearing the Apple Watch, it diagnosed her husband with A-Fib and a heart rate of 150bpm. This led to his husband going to the ER where he was diagnosed with two major blockages in his arteries. Thanks to the timely diagnosis, he underwent a successful stent operation.
@tim_cook New Apple watch saved my husbands life this week! Only two days old and it diagnosed A-Fib and 150bpm. He went to ER which he never did with same symptoms. Found major blockage in arteries as a result. Two stents later, he is as good as new! Telling the world. Thank U!
— Elissa Lombardo (@elissalom) January 11, 2019
This is not the first time that we have seen the Apple Watch save the life of its wearer with its timely health notification. Within 48 hours of Apple rolling out the ECG feature for the Apple Watch Series 4 late last year, it saved a person’s life with its abnormal heart rate notification.
It is due to this aspect of the Apple Watch that it is considered as the best wearable in the market right now. While plenty of other wearables in the market also feature a heart rate scanner, none of them are as accurate or good enough as the one on the Apple Watch. And with the ECG feature on the Apple Watch Series 4, Apple has taken things to an entirely different level.
Do you use an Apple Watch? Did it have any positive impact on your life?