Tim Cook Tweets Story of User’s Apple Watch Detecting Atrial Fibrillation

So this isn’t the only story of its kind … but this time, Apple CEO Tim Cook actually replied to a tweet from a lady whose husband’s life may have pre-emptively been saved by his Apple Watch! The watch detected his atrial fibrillation, alerted him, and this led to him getting medical attention. Medical professionals apparently discovered a “major blockage” in his arteries but were able to correct the problem by inserting stents, according to the tweet.

What is important to realise here, is that this particular heart problem often starts as brief periods of abnormal beating which become longer and possibly constant over time – but notably, episodes often have no symptoms at all! The disease is associated with an increased risk of heart failure, dementia, and stroke.

Well then, as a fan of mechanical watches, this is certainly food for thought – I may end up wearing two watches!

I found a great discussion between Lew and Willie Doo on Unbox Therapy – hope you like it! Here’s the link on YouTube… or you can watch the video below.

-Faheem

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