Apple Watch helps Kentucky woman detect early heart rate abnormalities

Over Christmas 2018, Rosemary Stiles received a special gift from her boyfriend, an Apple Watch smartwatch. What I didn’t expect was that five months later, the watch provided an important diagnostic basis for the doctor’s treatment of atrial fibrillation (AFib). Rosemary wanted to keep in touch with her kids on the road and wore the Apple Watch, WHAS 11 reported Wednesday.

Apple Watch helps Kentucky woman detect early heart rate abnormalities

Infographic (from: Apple, via Apple Insider)

Although Rosemary didn’t intend to use the Health Companion app, the Apple Watch discovered her abnormal heart rate last May, proving that the Apple SmartWatch is a valuable tool.

Although she didn’t mention the exact model of the Apple Watch, she said: “When I was asleep in a chair, the watch vibrated. A closer look revealed that the watch had detected an abnormal heart rate and suggested that I see a doctor.”

I felt a little tired, and the whole person fell like a fall, and i got up in the morning with a noticeable weakness. Even if you can do something in the house, but it doesn’t last long, you’ll be tired to sit in a chair and fall asleep before you’ll be able to go to sleep.

Rosemary decided to seek help from a local health professional and eventually confirmed AFib’s diagnosis. According to APRN Tara Mudd: Thanks to early detection of the Apple Watch, the symptoms of the person are emerging very early.

Apple is understood to have added AFib health testing to the Apple Watch in 2018. By parsing data collected on a regular basis with optical heart rate sensors, the device provides a comprehensive understanding of the wearer’s heart health problems.

In addition, Apple is equipped with ECG for more accurate reading recognition in the Apple Watch Series 4 and Series 5 models.

Finally, under Kentucky law, drivers need to have at least one hand on the steering wheel or they are not allowed to operate their phones. But the new rules, which came into effect in February, will require drivers to use hands-free communication.