Apple Watch Series 4 ,which was launched in 2018 .The company claimed that the watches from these series acts as saviours with the inbuilt unique features like ECG and fall detection.
This year in June, the watch did exactly what it was meant for and saved life of a man by detecting his irregular heartbeats, and in a recent incident, it saved another life yet again.
A lady named named Anne Rowe from Alabama was saved from a potential cardiac arrest, credit goes to the watch.
Anne Rowe said that many years ago she was diagnosed with asthma, but recently her situation became worse. She said, “It had gotten to where I couldn’t walk completely throughout the house without having to stop to catch my breath.” .Revealed by a report of Fox10.
The watch was gifted by her better half on Christmas and she tried its ECG feature. After testing the feature several times, she came across a problem that the watch was pointing continuously that she was in atrial fibrillation.
Atrial Fibrillation is a situation where different electrical impulses are firing in the heart at the same time, causing the rhythm to deviate. This is a serious issue as it can lead to palpitations, shortness of breath and can even cause a stroke or a heart attack.
Post intimation by the watch she went to the hospital and they ran a full ECG, it was confirmed that she had atrial fibrillation. She underwent open-heart surgery to have her mitral valve replaced which resolved her irregular heartbeat and reduced her chances of a stroke. Now rest is history . Rowe is fit and fine .Remembering the incident she said, “I have no question that it saved my life.”