Apple Watch Saves A Heart Patient’s Life In US Restaurant
When Apple launched the Apple Watch Series 4 with the ECG functionality, it could have not been foretold that even medical practitioners would use it to diagnose patients. In an astonishing report, a US doctor used his Apple Watch Series 4 to diagnose a patient with a heart condition at a restaurant.
As a physician, it’s much faster to put my #applewatch4 on someone else’s wrist to detect ?? disease (A. fib) than finding a ECG machine at a public restaurant! ? (Indeed, a true #mhealth guardian) pic.twitter.com/JLVD4JUYI9— Tommy Korn MD (@TommyKornMD) June 21, 2019
The Tweet shared by the doctor exhibits the patient who is getting his ECG performed with the help of the Apple Watch. In a short span of just seconds, the device measures the ECG and also pinpoints a cardiac condition called Atrial Fibrillation. The said medical condition may not have any symptoms but when they appear they include palpitations, shortness of breath and fatigue.
Even though Atrial Fibrillation is not life-threatening, it is a serious medical condition that sometimes requires emergency treatment. A major concern with this cardiac disorder is the potential to develop blood clots within the upper chambers of the heart that can be followed by strokes which can be fatal.
Besides, this is not the first time that Apple watch has saved precious lives. Some of the cases that have made their way to the internet include:
- Apple Watch Series 4 Notifies A Man Of Heartbeat Anomaly Saving His Life
All in all, Apple’s smartwatch has been a great tool for users who are unaware of an underlying health condition. Furthermore, future Apple Watch is reported to have a sensor which will be able to track blood sugar on the go. This would help in saving countless lives, as diabetes one of the most common fatal disease known to mankind.