Apple Watch proves once again that it is a much more important gadget than a simple smartwatch. Earlier this smart device has saved many lives. Now the Apple Watch saved the life of a 29-year-old woman named Kimi Watkins from Cincinnati by detecting a dangerous blood clot in her lungs.
Kimmy Watkins said she was not feeling well the day before she was admitted to the hospital. That day he was having mild headache, dizziness and shortness of breath. And he thought he was getting these symptoms because of eating less food. So he tries to sleep to recover. But after about an hour and a half he woke up. The woman’s heart rate was suddenly very high and after 10 minutes it was not normal, Apple Watch woke her up.
At that time, Watkins heart rate was 178 beats per minute. Only when athletes reach their peak performance do their heart rates increase so much. After going to the hospital, the doctor said that Watkins suffered from a serious disease called saddle pulmonary embolism. Dr. Baker, a cardiologist at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, said that only 50 percent of people can survive in such conditions.
Elaborating on the matter, Dr. Baker said, Saddle pulmonary embolism is the most serious and life-threatening type of blood clot. This is because it blocks the blood vessels in both the right and left lungs.
And atrial fibrillation (Afib) occurs when a person experiences an irregular heartbeat, leading to serious health problems such as stroke, blood clots and heart failure. Today there are many people who do not know that they have atrial fibrillation, so they do not seek treatment. However, Apple Watch users can check for irregular heart rate and ECG to detect atrial fibrillation (Afib). Watkins says he’s lucky because he’s an Apple Watch user. And he thinks that in the future, many people will be encouraged to use Apple Watch after hearing this story.