New Apple Watch helps New Hampshire man detect he was in atrial fibrillation

“What started as a fun tech gift around Christmas ended up helping detect a Nashua man’s health issue,” Cherise Leclerc reports for WMUR. “Barry Maden thought he was just experiencing anxiety around traveling for the holiday, but his new Apple Watch alerted him that it was something much more serious.”

“‘And it said, ‘It looks like your heart is in AFIB. You should contact your doctor,” Maden said,” Leclerc reports. “Atrial fibrillation, or AFIB, is an irregular heartbeat. If left untreated or undetected, AFIB can lead to blood clots, causing a stroke or other heart complications. With the watch showing Maden what his actual heartbeat looked like, he decided to go to a hospital.”

Apple Watch Series 1 or later with watchOS 5.1.2 sends a notification if an irregular heart rhythm such as AFib, is identified.
Apple Watch Series 1 or later with watchOS 5.1.2 sends a notification if an irregular heart rhythm such as AFib, is identified.


“‘When I got to the ER, they did an actual EKG on a cart — the real deal,’ he said. Sure enough, medical professionals told Maden that he was, in fact, in AFIB,” Leclerc reports. “‘Instead of just being a toy or a tchotchke, I think I’ll probably pay closer attention to it,’ Maden said. His wife said she feels grateful and blessed.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Nobody should call Apple Watch’s a “toy.” Apple Watch is a proven lifesaver.

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  1. Hopefully, Apple watch could read high blood pressure and blood sugar in diabetics in the future, it’s be a game changer. Most of us having those problems, unfortunately, then AAPL would be rally to the moon.

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