German woman lucky to have an Apple Watch
There are already many stories about how the Apple Watch smartwatch literally saved lives by detecting serious heart problems. However, the situation that occurred with the 80-year-old resident of Germany is worth special attention.
Amazing Apple Watch. The watch found in a person a heart problem that the doctors missed in the hospital
In this case, the Apple watch did not just detect the problem – they recorded that they did not fix the medical device directly in the hospital.
So, according to sources, an 80-year-old resident of Mainz went to the hospital with complaints of chest pain, dizziness, and irregular heart rhythm. At the hospital, doctors performed 12-channel electrocardiography that showed no signs of ischemia.
After that, the patient showed doctors the data obtained using the Apple Watch, where, among others, severe ST-segment depression was recorded. Based on these data, doctors suggested the presence of myocardial ischemia and sent the patient to a cardiac catheterization procedure, which showed the presence of stenosis of the left trunk of the coronary artery and left-sided bifurcation of the heart. The patient has prescribed the necessary procedures, and the next day she was discharged from the hospital.
Yes, Apple Watch cannot be considered as a medical device, but such cases once again confirm that now quite ordinary and not the most expensive consumer devices can not only save lives but also partially change medicine as a whole.