7 Ed Dentel
Apple recently debuted its latest flagship wearable with a groundbreaking new feature: the first consumer-facing electrocardiogram (ECG) available without a prescription.
That feature allows users to take an on-the-spot ECG with their Apple Watch Series 4 devices — which can alert users to certain cardiac conditions. And that’s just what 46-year-old Ed Dentel, from Richmond, Virginia, did when he downloaded the latest update.
At first, Dentel thought it was a glitch. But after multiple atrial fibrillation detections, he rushed to urgent care where doctors confirmed the Apple Watch’s diagnosis. Interestingly, the Watch ECG was able to catch Dentel’s atrial fibrillation when another ECG didn’t.