Apple shares the story of Bob March and how he saved his life thanks to the Apple Watch

Bob saved his life thanks to the Apple Watch

We have already talked many times about how the Apple Watch has been able to save the lives of many people by detecting heart problems in the same. We are in the month of the heart for Apple (apart from the month of the Unit) and in addition to this year's heart challenge, the company has wanted share Bob March's story who saved his life thanks to the heart rate monitor of the Apple Watch.

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Lori March gave her husband Bob, for his seventeenth anniversary an Apple Watch. Bob is an athletic person who even in his youth had run half marathons and practiced other types of sports. When he opened the gift and put on the watch for the first time, he found that it had the ability to analyze heartbeats, and even perform an EKG. After doing the initial configuration required by Apple, he got down to business and recorded the first measurements. Something was wrong.

The watch measured 127 beats per minute. Bob thought that it couldn't be and that something was wrong. He blamed it on a clock measurement problem. Yet an underlying problem was lurking there and at any moment it could send its owner to the hospital. Later, that day, the couple noticed more erratic heart rate readings. “I started running and it started going down but then it came back up. That's when I realized that something might not be right.

The marriage saw similar patterns over the next several days, leading Lori to make an appointment for a routine physical exam.

I thought the doctor would tell me to practice breathing, try yoga, reduce sodium or something like that. Instead, 10 minutes after meeting me, He took me in an ambulance to the emergency room.

Doctors found an arrhythmia That made Bob's heart race. They said it was as if he had been running a steady marathon for the past few weeks and if left unchecked, the results could have been devastating. Thanks to the Apple Watch, a diagnosis was made quickly, allowing doctors to save the life of this sports lover.

Arrhythmias are dangerous and often do not show up until late.

Lori and Bob who saved his life thanks to the Apple Watch

According to the American Heart Association, an arrhythmia commonly it can go unnoticed. If left untreated, it can sometimes lead to serious conditions, including stroke. Apple is collaborating with leading research institutions to conduct a series of heart health studies that are still accepting candidates to explore how the Apple Watch can help drive even greater scientific discoveries. They include the Apple Heart and Motion Study, the Heart Line Study, and the University Health Network Heart Failure Study.

Bob's intervention went extremely well and now, just a few months later, has returned to run with his dog. He and Lori totally believe in the role the Apple Watch played and how it changed their future. Lori stated:

Really We think it saved his life. There is nothing greater than that.

The work done by the Apple Watch on this issue is commendable. What started as a device to be able to receive and manage messages and avoid having to look at the iPhone all the time has become a precise and self-sufficient device with its own life. It is capable of detecting arrhythmias and other heart problems. Some studies even claim that it could prevent and warn in advance of symptoms related to COVID-19 and other similar diseases that affect breathing.

It may be an essential device in the future for those suffering from certain ailments and that it serves as prevention so that doctors constantly monitor people without the need for large, bulky and expensive equipment.


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  1.   jimmyimac said

    If the sport is not good at all.