Ed Dentel decided to reset his Apple after the new ECG function told him he had an irregular heartbeat. He is active and healthy so thought it must be wrong. But the ECG app kept telling him there was a problem. He told ABC News that he ended up going to his doctor, who confirmed he was suffering from atrial fibrillation. This is an irregular heartbeat that can increase the likelihood of stroke, amongst other things. Mr. Dentel’s doctor said the Apple Watch may have saved his life.
Checking in, Dentel said he felt like a hypochondriac explaining that his watch told him something was wrong. But he was quickly given an EKG by a technician, who called for a doctor, who said, “Yup, you’re in AFib. This thing may have just saved your life.”
Check It Out: Apple Watch ECG May Have Saved This Man’s Life