A lifesaver: Apple Watch alerts owners of imminent health crisis


Nitesh Chopra, 33, a dentist of Yamunanagar in Haryana had a narrow escape recently when the gift bought on his wife’s birthday, Apple Watch Series 6, detected irregular heartbeats and that, eventually, saved his life.

Nitesh had bought the watch on his wife Neha’s birthday last year. In March, when Nitesh complained of chest pain, the couple got a shock on checking his electrocardiogram (ECG) on the watch. The gadget showed arrhythmia signals or irregular heartbeats.

A visit to a nearby hospital and an angiography proved his worst fears true – there was a massive blockage in his arteries. The doctors recommended surgery and that he will need a stent to be implanted in his heart.

After the close save Neha wrote an email to Apple CEO Tim Cook to thank him for the technology and the gadget that saved Nitesh’s life. Cook, in his reply, wished the couple well and thanked her for sharing their story.

The tech giant’s smartwatch was instrumental in highlighting the imminent health crisis of another person, this time in the US.

Tech giant Apple’s smartwatch has possibly saved another life as a new report says that Apple Watch detected a rare tumor, which could have potentially been fatal to the user in the US.

According to a report in CBS News Boston, Kim Durkee, 67, thought that her watch was malfunctioning when it warned, two nights in a row, that her heart was experiencing atrial fibrillation.

CBS News Boston quotes Kim: “The third night the numbers went a little too high for comfort. Then I said you know what, go to the emergency room if they tell you it’s nothing to worry about then toss the watch.”

It turned out that the watch was not at fault. Doctors confirmed that her heart was indeed beating erratically and that she had myxoma, a rare form of fast-growing tumor that would eventually cause a stroke because it was cutting off blood supply to her heart.

Thanks to her watch, the Maine woman is now recovering from her surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital.She underwent an open-heart surgery that lasted five hours. Other than the atrial fibrillation, that her watch had detected, Kim did not have any other symptoms that could have alerted her about the aggressive tumor in her hear