Apple Watch Saved Another Life, This Time in Hospital

Apple Watches are always oriented towards providing superior quality services and features. The latest report from the European Heart Journal tells the story of how the inbuilt ECG feature detected the serious health issue of an 80-year-old woman. Though the concerned woman was declared fit after the 12-channel ECG test in the hospital, her Apple Watch readings revealed severe coronary ischemia. Patients Apple Watch beat the ECG techniques in hospitals and enabled the doctor to diagnose her properly.

The patient reported the doctor about chest pain, irregular heart rhythms, and lightheadedness. While doctors completed the ECG test in the hospital the patient revealed no evidence for the ischemia. When the electrocardiogram tests in the hospital came normal then the patient showed Apple Watch ECG recordings. Which indicated the heart condition that the specialized equipment in the hospital missed and detected severe coronary ischemia.Apple Watch Saved Life

After studying the Apple Watch ECG recordings, doctors become able to see the evidence of myocardial ischemia. Now the woman was shifted to catheterization lab and detected severe coronary artery disease like stem stenosis and bifurcation lesion and treated successfully with coronary artery stenting. ECG enabled users to save their lives whereas the rumored Apple Watch 6 will offer users Pulse Oximeter which measures the saturation level of blood oxygen and sleep tracking features. These innovative tools empower users to more actively monitor their health vitals.

Doctors also praised the Apple Watch ECG feature, “the development of smart technologies paves the way for new diagnostic possibilities. In the case of Apple Watch, after the mobile application is installed, the records an ECG when a finger is placed on Apple Watch digital crown. A 30s tracing is stored in PDF format which can be retrieved from the app. Thus, the Apple Watch may not only be used to detect atrial fibrillation or atrioventricular conduction disturbances but also to detect myocardial ischemia. AN Apple a day may keep myocardial infarction away.”