“An Apple Watch notification helped save a man’s life after it alerted him to needing immediate medical attention for a blood clot in his lungs,” Mark Molloy reports for The Telegraph. “James Green, a podcast and reporter, from Brooklyn, New York, tweeted: ‘Never thought a stupid lil wrist computer I bought two years ago would save my life. Saw my heart rate go up, ended up being a pulmonary embolism.'”
“The 28-year-old says he owes his life to the HeartWatch app [$2.99], which monitors a person’s heart rate constantly throughout the day and notifies them when it goes above or below a certain threshold,” Molloy reports. “He told The Telegraph his doctor was glad he called, telling him that if he had waited any longer ‘it would have been fatal.'”
“David Walsh, the app’s creator, said it is ‘truly humbling to have played a part”, adding the outcome was “absolutely wonderful,'” Molloy reports. “He decided to create the app in 2015 after his dad died aged 56 due to a sudden heart problem.”
Thanks! Also wow! This is so fantastic that you are ok. Humbled to have played a part. Wishing you a rapid recovery & best of future health.
— HeartWatch (@HeartWatchApp) October 14, 2017
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