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Apple Watch saves the lifetime of the 58-year-old runner

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Just because you exercise every day doesn't necessarily mean you are 100% healthy. There may be other underlying issues that you may not be aware of. Take, for example, 58-year-old Bob March, whose wife Lori March gave him an Apple Watch for his 17th wedding anniversary.

It turns out the gift was a real lifesaver. March was a retired college-level athlete running half marathons. March took his new Apple Watch for a spin and found that the heart rate monitor gave him a reading of 127 beats per minute when idle, which is pretty high. At first he wiped it off as a coincidence, but later found that the readings were erratic and went up and down.

This was repeated over the next few days, causing his wife to schedule an appointment with his doctor. According to March, “I thought the doctor was going to tell me to practice breathing, try yoga, cut sodium, or something. Instead, he had me drive me to the emergency room in an ambulance 10 minutes after he met. "

It turns out that the doctor had found an arrhythmia which, if left untreated, could have been devastating. March has since undergone successful surgery and attributed a role to his Apple Watch in potentially saving his life.

Saved in Apple> Gadgets. Read more about Apple Watch, Health, Smartwatch and Wearable Tech. Source: macdailynews

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