6 Heather Hendershot
While the Apple Watch can alert users to dangerous cardiac-related conditions, it may be useful in detecting other critical health issues as well.
Kansas woman Heather Hendershot, 25, credited the Apple Watch with saving her life back in April 2018. When the woman’s Apple Watch alerted her one night of an elevated heart rate, Hendershot went to the emergency room.
Doctors there discovered that she had hyperthyroidism — which can potentially lead to a fatal condition called thyroid storm if left untreated. More amazingly, that Apple Watch alert was Henderson’s first indication that there was something wrong, since she had reported no prior symptoms.