Tim Cook helps spread dramatic new story of life saved by Apple Watch Series 4
by Adrian Diaconescu / Jan 16, 2019, 6:44 AM
Instead of (further) discussing his company’s shocking recent revenue revision or the impact the discounted battery replacement program probably had on 2018 iPhone sales, Cook chose to focus on one of Apple’s greatest ever achievements yesterday.
No better way to do that than replying to a Twitter user named Elissa Lombardo, whose husband is “as good as new” thanks to the revolutionary Apple Watch Series 4. Just two days after purchasing the wearable device, the owner was apparently alerted of both an elevated heart rate and atrial fibrillation signs.
The latter condition is a serious form of irregular heart rhythm generally associated with an increased risk of heart failure and stroke. In this particular case, “major blockage in arteries” was found during an immediate emergency room visit which likely wouldn’t have taken place in the absence of a preliminary smartwatch diagnosis.
Elissa Lombardo’s unnamed husband required the implantation of two stents through an emergency cardiac procedure that ended up saving his life. The latest in a line of extraordinary such confessions, this is perhaps the most dramatic report of the real-world impact the Apple Watch Series 4 can have on the everyday lives of US-based users with the help of ECG monitoring functionality.
No wonder the heartwarming (and nearly heartbreaking) story elicited a reaction from Tim Cook, who thanked Elissa Lombardo for sharing her inspirational story. No amount of conventional advertising can beat this type of free publicity, which highlights exactly how important actual innovation is in today’s otherwise repetitive and crowded mobile tech industry.
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What surprises me is that most of these stories usually involve the wearer ignoring all the warning signs their body has given off and then they get an Apple Watch and then its suddenly off to the doctor... The credibility is a bit far off...
posted on Jan 16, 2019, 7:05 AM 18
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seems like all these people develop these heart issues as soon as they put on the watch.
posted on Jan 16, 2019, 7:18 AM 12
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Well, probably from the buyers remorse. The anxiety of knowing you wasted that much money probably does them in. Too bad the watch can't save Apple's stock's life, Tim would really love that right about now.
posted on Jan 16, 2019, 2:47 PM 4
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Well, that's actually the case. There are lots of healthy people get medical check up just because their watch said they have heart problem. They just wasting their time for doctor's visit. Verge make a video about that.
posted on Jan 17, 2019, 6:22 AM 0
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Wow, your body can warn you about atrial fibrillation signs?
posted on Jan 16, 2019, 10:06 AM 0
He didn't say the body warns about AF signs. He said the body gives of warning signs, you know... symptoms like Palpitations Weakness Reduced ability to exercise Fatigue Lightheadedness Dizziness Confusion Shortness of breath Chest pain
posted on Jan 16, 2019, 10:36 AM 4
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People tend to ignore all that; "I ate too much, I drank a glass of wine last night, I hardly exercise, I'm stressed, I'll be ok after my deadline and I take my vacation, I haven't eaten enough, wtf is that? oh, I moved too fast" etc.
posted on Jan 16, 2019, 11:03 AM 1
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Read the woman's tweet, it even says he knew he had heart problems and just ignored it til the Apple Watch told him to seek help... So this is either a complete fabrication or utter stupidity.
posted on Jan 16, 2019, 11:35 AM 1
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When it's not the Apple watch, it's Siri. ..I already suspected these lies... Just a desperate way to increase the sales.
posted on Jan 16, 2019, 8:05 AM 0
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Hello first of all, long time follower of this site, reading many articles and following comments etc, just want to throw something out there, a while back there was a article about a gentleman that had just turned 50, he had a full health MOT bloods, scans the full works, he was happy that everything was good, then within a couple of weeks, his Apple Watch awoke him saying his HR was elevated etc, he went to the hospital asap, were he was later found to have some heart related issues, that if his Apple Watch hadn't alerted him, he would have literally had a heart attack, the doctors said he was very lucky that his watch alerted him, so for all those that are speaking negative about the watch, you can't always tell whats going on within your own body especially heart related things, doctors are not with you 24/7, but your watch/phone usually are, I'm not sticking up for apple, but I do own both a note 9 and iPhone with both watches, but the Apple Watch in my opinion is pretty accurate. One day you may appreciate that your watch etc, saved you from certain problems, not one person can every claim to know exactly whats going on within there body, without further medical investigation !
posted on Jan 16, 2019, 10:58 AM 0
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