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Reddit user saves life on first day of Apple Watch Series 4 ECG availability

With the activation of the Apple Watch Series 4 electrocardiogram in the USA last week, it was foreseeable that cases of users who measured their heart rate and went to the doctor would begin to emerge. What probably nobody could guess is that in the first 24 hours of availability of this feature it would save a person’s life. So says one Reddit user.

Capture of the ECG test performed by the Apple Watch Series 4

Reddit user saves life on first day of Apple Watch Series 4 ECG availabilityReddit user saves life on first day of Apple Watch Series 4 ECG availability

This is how the Reddit edentel user story begins. However, he did not give up and tried the ECG with his wife as soon as he woke up. Her heart rate was normal while hers was out of the ordinary. He decided to go to the doctor, even though he was about to go home because there was no parking space at the clinic.

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Already in the office, he announced in reception that he wanted to check the ECG issued by his watch, feeling a little embarrassed. Immediately a technician saw the result on the screen and called a doctor . The doctor said, “You should buy Apple stock. This watch probably saved your life. The doctor said he expected an increase in these types of queries after the software update, but he didn’t expect it to be this fast.

Here is the ECG they performed on the Reddit user already at the doctor’s.

This is not the first time a person has saved his life thanks to the Apple Watch. We have surfers communicating with rescue services in the middle of the sea after being stranded, and mothers involved in traffic accidents with their children using it for the same purpose. Even young athletes or apparently healthy people who detect a heart or circulatory problem thanks to the Apple Watch. In fact, last week Apple launched an announcement telling these cases.

For years we have wondered what the killer app of the Apple Watch was. Now we know what is : saving your life.