The Apple Watch comes with a heart rate tracker that allows users to measure their heart rate while exercising. It can also be used as a warning when it detects that the user is having an abnormally high or low heart rate, which could signal that something is wrong.
We have come across tons of similar stories in the past, and now it looks like we could add one more to the list. According to a report by KSDK, a 68-year-old grandma attributed Patti’s son to her Apple Watch for saving her life after telling her that her heart rate was very low.
According to her son, she has a healthy lifestyle where she exercises regularly, eats right and makes sure that the activity rings are closed on the Apple Watch that was given to her by her son. But one day the watch hummed on her wrist to let her know that her heart rate had been below 43 for the past 10 minutes.
As a retired nurse, she knew it was lower than normal and manually took her pulse and a blood pressure test. Her husband then drove her to the Missouri Baptist Medical Center, where she was admitted and stayed all night, where she was constantly monitored.
Son was later released and a week later she was packing for a trip when her watch buzzed her again. She went back to the hospital where she was found to have a second degree heart block that required the installation of a pacemaker. According to her son, there was a little bit of getting used to wearing the pacemaker, but in the end she is happy and grateful that the doctors and her watch saved her life.
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