2 A Heart Attack Victim
The Apple Watch is proven to be useful in detecting various heart conditions, but one man’s story reveals that it can also help to save a life in the event of a heart attack. Scott Killian, 50, told 9to5Mac of his own personal experience with the Watch’s life-saving capabilities. One night, Killian said his Apple Watch alerted him around 1 a.m. of a spike in his resting heart rate.
Looking over previous heart rate data, Killian decided to go to the hospital. There, doctors took various tests and discovered evidence that Killian had or was suffering a heart attack. Later, when he told his surgeon that the Apple Watch prompted him to go to the ER, the doctor gave him a remarkable response: “He said had I kept sleeping, I probably wouldn’t have woken up.”