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Business News/ Technology / News/  Apple Watch saves life of 29-year old woman, helps detect life-threatening blood clots
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Apple Watch saves life of 29-year old woman, helps detect life-threatening blood clots

Apple Watch detects life-threatening blood clots in a 29-year old woman's lungs. The watch alerted her of an irregular heartbeat of 178 bpm while she slept.

After seeking medical consultation, the woman was detected with a saddle pulmonary embolism.Premium
After seeking medical consultation, the woman was detected with a saddle pulmonary embolism.

In yet another episode of Apple device saving lives, a 29-year old woman is crediting Apple Watch for detecting life-threatening blood clots in her lungs. Kimmie Watkins from Cincinnati, as reported by Local12 says that the Watch detected an irregular heartbeat of 178 beats per minute while she was asleep. She was taking a nap when the Watch alerted her as she had been feeling light-hearted and dizzy.

"I was asleep for about an hour and a half before my watch woke me up with this alarm that said that my heart rate had been too high for too long. So for over 10 minutes, it was too high," she told the publication.

She added, "I'm very lucky and that, if my nap hadn't ended, that my partner would have found me, maybe asleep on the couch, not actually sleeping instead of what did happen."

Watkins then consulted a doctor for medical examination. As per the report, she was told that she is suffering from a saddle pulmonary embolism. The condition limits blood flow through both lungs and has a 50% fatality rate.

Dr. Richard Becker, a cardiologist at the University of Cincinnati's College of Medicine explained that a saddle pulmonary embolism is the most severe and life-threatening of all, because it's a blood clot that saddles both the blood vessel to the right lung and to the left lung.

At present, Watkins is on blood thinners and is reportedly working on getting her stamina back. In the report, Watkins says she proudly wears their Apple Watch and is hopeful that her experience will encourage others to do the same. "It might be seen as staying too connected or something, but I think it can be helpful in a health sense, and not just in a connect to people sense," she said.

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Published: 20 Jun 2023, 01:13 PM IST
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