Apple Watch detects deadly tumour, saves life

Apple Watch detects deadly tumour, saves life

According to a recent story, the smartwatch from tech giant Apple may have saved another life by spotting a rare tumour that may have been fatal for the user in the US.

Kim Durkee, a US customer, received a notice from her Apple Watch that it would be active for two nights. A few months prior, she received a notification that her heart was experiencing atrial fibrillation.

Kim initially believed that the Apple Watch was sending false notifications, but then she received a second alarm. According to Durkee, "the numbers went a little too high for comfort" on the third night.

Then, she continued, "I said, you know what, go to the emergency room if they tell you it's nothing to worry about, then throw the watch." Her concerns turned out to be justified because an aggressive, undiscovered tumour was the reason of the warning, which was for genuine atrial fibrillation.

With the warnings given by Apple Watch, doctors got her to Massachusetts General Hospital, and they removed the deadly tumour during five-hour open heart surgery.

The report mentioned that Durkee had no symptoms other than the atrial fibrillation that her Apple Watch caught. The four-centimeter and quickly growing tumour was expected to have “almost certainly" killed her had it not been found.

This year, we have heard numerous accounts of people being saved thanks to their Apple Watches. An article from back in March claimed that a dentist from Yamunanagar in Haryana, who had purchased the wearable technology as a birthday present for his wife, had been saved by the Apple Watch.

On his wife's birthday, Nitesh Chopra, the user, purchased an Apple Watch Series 6. His electrocardiogram (ECG) displayed arrhythmia signs, or irregular heartbeats, twice when he checked it on the Watch. He checked himself out at a local hospital since he was feeling uneasy. After an angiography revealed a significant blockage, experts advised the placement of stents.

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