Apple Watch saves another life by notifying user of a heart problem

Apple Watch saves another life by notifying user of a heart problem
Once again, the Apple Watch has saved a life. We have passed along several examples of how the smartwatch was able to provide users with a warning that they need to seek immediate medical help. And that warning saved these Apple Watch owners' lives. The most recent example of the lifesaving abilities of the device took place in Australia, where 24-year old Mike Love received a warning that kept him from an early grave.

A resting heart usually beats 60 times a minute, but back in May Mr. Love was receiving notifications from his Apple Watch that while he was sleeping, his heart rate was 130-140 beats per minute. And a trip to the doctor soon revealed that Mr. Love had a hole in his heart that was there since his birth. Additionally, his upper lung was pumping into the right atrium of his heart instead of the left atrium. Love's cardiothoracic surgeon, Professor Michael Wilson, said that this made blood circulate throughout his lung and prevented it from getting to the rest of his body.

While open heart surgery would have been the usual method employed to repair Mike's heart, the Doctor made a small incision and used the daVinci 3D robot to make the repairs. This cut recovery time to 3 weeks instead of the usual 12 weeks. Love is now back home, and says that he wouldn't live now without wearing the Apple Watch.



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32 Comments

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 30974; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That heart rate alert is one of the things I love most about the Apple Watch. Glad dude made it ok...kudos to Apple on a great feature. Just make sure wrist detection is on.

4. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

Mr. Love was receiving notifications from his Apple Watch that while he was sleeping.. So this guy sleep with his watch on his arm? So when do he takes it off to charge it?

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 30974; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

When he wants to, based on his needs.

6. master-mkk

Posts: 214; Member since: Aug 27, 2014

the apple watch as far as I know has above average battery life so if you don't use that much you need to charge once every 3 days +-

8. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1553; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

When I had a Gear 2 Neo I wore it to bed, kept track of my sleep patterns and made for a great alarm clock. I charged it in the morning while getting ready for the day, same as my phone.

32. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

Oh okay, thank you so much; I was just wondering because normally people remove all jewelry (to prevent from getting scratch up) before bedtime. Thank you for your feed back.

9. MarvzIsFallen

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

Of course when he takes baths moron

31. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

First of all, it was a honest and legitimate question. So you can keep your childish immature comments to yourself. Believe it or not, their are some real adults on this site who only have question pertaining to article that is written.

22. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

It only takes a little while to charge, you can charge it when you wake up and are getting ready for work. Apple Watch is great at sleep tracking if want to use it for that.

7. willywanta

Posts: 502; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

That's good, but sleeping with a smart watch? I've tried it & didn't like it.

10. rouyal

Posts: 1576; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

Good read. I’m getting to that age where I should be paying better attention to stuff like this, among other things like diet. I don’t like wearing jewelry of any kind, though.

13. sissy246

Posts: 7087; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Same here I was going to get a Fitbit but I can not stand anything on my wrist, bugs the crap out of me.

12. worldpeace

Posts: 3129; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

24 years-old with a hole in his heart since born, and never notice 130-140 bpm that randomly occur for his entire life? And need a watch to tell him that something is wrong?

17. Leo_MC

Posts: 7254; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

At 24 you rarely notice health problems and the body takes care by itself of most problems.

18. Leo_MC

Posts: 7254; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Every device that saves a life should be appreciated. I have bought my folks health bands with a small amount of features (they are not tech savvy) that they both wear; the most important thing is that they are made aware of their habits and they both started to exercise more (they are taking longer walks, they travel more, they are watching the pulse rate etc). I'm still not getting a AW because of the battery life (I want at least a month) but I might get in the near future a Garmin; still thinking about it. PS: people also have to die; if some find no use of such tools - that are proven to save lives - who are we to stop them from dieing?

30. miketer

Posts: 514; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

Totally agree. Makes sense.

19. SaRPeR

Posts: 141; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Nice Apple Watch ad.

28. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

Apple doesn't need an add on here. The products are amazing and sell themselves. To bad other companies can't even come close to the amazing products that Apple offers it customers.

24. lovemac209

Posts: 32; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

i know..september event is coming...

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