In the past the Apple Watch has helped alert the wearer to impending heart attacks. Now according to a report from ABC 11 News, the Apple Watch has possibly saved the life of a nurse by the name of Beth Stamps by alerting her to an abnormally high heart rate.
Apparently, Stamps was at a patient’s house when she felt like she had just finished running a marathon, and could not relax, also she could not get her heart rate to drop. Her heart rate while she was standing still was a very high 177 BPM, and this made her get to the hospital where doctors ran a series of tests over two days.
She was eventually diagnosed with supraventricular tachycardia which she is being treated for with medication. Stamps says she had experienced episodes of fast heart rates in the past, but it has always managed to subside, but this particular incident and the alert from her Apple Watch made her seek medical attention which could have potentially saved her life. I bet she’s glad she was wearing it.
The Apple Watch does have features that have the potential to save lives. There’s the heart rate monitor, the ECG feature and the fall detection feature that have saved lives in the past. It looks like it is becoming a regular thing. Awesome.