Apple Watch warns 13-year-old boy has severe heart attack to help save his life

An Oklahoma 13-year-old boy says Apple Watch helped save his life by warning him of a serious heart attack that may have been undetected,media bGR reported. Skylar Joslin, 13, was sitting in a classroom when he saw a heart rate warning from his Apple Watch, KFOR News reported. To her credit, Joslin immediately responded and quickly sent a text message to her mother.

Apple Watch warns 13-year-old boy has severe heart attack to help save his life

Joslin’s mother said: “I received a text message with a screenshot of his heart rate reaching 190 times per minute. Skylar said in a follow-up message that he suspected of physical problems because he was not doing any form of physical activity at the time.

Apple Watch warns 13-year-old boy has severe heart attack to help save his life

Joslin’s mother acted quickly and decisively, and she went to school to pick up Joslin and drove him to a nearby emergency room. By then his heart rate had reached 202 beats per minute. Eventually, Joslin was diagnosed with ventricular tepite (SVT), one of the most common arrhythmia. The SVT may suddenly appear, and Joslin’s Apple Watch allows him to immediately detect a problem. Although SVT is not usually life-threatening, if not treated in time, it will get worse and worse over time.

Jocelyn eventually used a method called cardiac ablation to treat Joslin’s underlying disease. “If I hadn’t bought him an Apple Watch, I probably wouldn’t have known how long it would last or how long it would actually take,” says Joslin’s mother. “