INTRO: Apple Watch has become the go-to wearable for fitness and health enthusiasts over the past few years. There are many instances during which the smart wearable saved the lives of its users. Now, what happens to be the primary case in India, the electrocardiogram (ECG) feature on the Apple Watch has saved the lifetime of a 61-year-old user.
Apple Watch saved the lifetime of a 61-year-old user.
R. Rajhans, a retired pharma professional uses an Apple Watch Series 5, which was gifted by his son Siddharth. Siddharth was a student at Harvard University and has worked with several big tech companies in Silicon Valley. The watch was a present to his father who was having irregular heartbeats.
“Since Apple Watch allows the ECG Function, one can check it on a more regular basis. twice or thrice within the middle of the night, my father was getting arrhythmia signals or irregular heartbeats. it’s a critical indicator,” Siddharth said.
After consulting with the doctor Siddharth learned that his father had low ejection fraction and required immediate operation . However, thanks to the continued COVID-19 pandemic, the surgery had to be delayed. But Ranjhans continued to stay a check on his heart’s condition with the assistance of the wearable.
Post-surgery Siddharth wrote to Apple CEO Time Cook and he skilled his email last week. “My dad underwent a bicuspid valve replacement surgery and it had been his Apple Watch that helped him detect the irregular cardiac rhythm before the Valve failure Echo-cardiograph,” Siddharth said.
“Siddharth, thank you for sharing this. I am happy to notice that your father received medical attention in time and that i hope he’s feeling better now. Our team will connect with you,” Cook responded in an email.
Following Cook’s email, Apple’s team came touch with the Rajhans family living in Indore. “The idea of getting a tool like Apple Watch is to strike a balance between using tech and medical awareness so as to require charge of our parent’s lives. It saved my dad’s life. It’s a life-changing product,” Siddharth added further.