Apple CEO Tim Cook has thanked Raymond, an AppleInsider reader, for telling him a story about how the Apple Watch ECG function detected a heart condition that, previously, a battery of tests at a hospital did not detect.
Thank you for bringing Apple Watch to market. Late this evening I felt strange and used the ECG feature. It showed that I have AFib four times. I went to the hospital where they verified it, even though it was missed when I was there last Month. I will make sure all those I care about have an Apple Watch.
In a further explanation of events, it was explained Raymond felt “a fluttering in my chest” and took “four separate readings,” with the hospital later confirming it to be the case. In his prior visit to the hospital, his battery of tests included a cardiac angiogram and a stress test, but nothing appeared suggesting AFib at all.
MacDailyNews Take: The ECG feature on Apple Watch is yet again proven to be invaluable!
Apple CEO Tim Cook’s response:
I’m so glad you sought medical attention. Thanks for shaaring your story with us –– it inspires us to keep puching forward.
Sent from my iPad Pro