Delhi-based woman credits Apple Watch for saving her life
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A Delhi-based woman credited her Apple Watch for saving her life after the device’s heart rate notification feature detected her abnormally high heart rate and alerted her. 

As per reports, the timely notification allowed the 35-year-old policy researcher, Sneha Sinha, to seek medical attention and avoid a potentially dangerous situation. After the incident, she emailed the CEO of Apple, Tim Cook, about her experience and later received a reply from him.

In April, Sinha experienced Atrial Fibrillation (AFib), which is a rapid and abnormal heart rhythm. According to several reports, she noticed that her heart rate was abnormally fast and did not improve even after a few minutes. To determine the issue and see if there was a cause for concern, she immediately put on her Apple Watch 7 model on her wrist.

The Apple Watch quickly recommended that she see a doctor, but she initially ignored the suggestion. Unfortunately, things took a turn for the worse later that evening when the Apple Watch alerted her to seek immediate medical attention because her heart rate had exceeded 230 bpm, a condition that is concerning in any circumstance.

She hurried to the closest Emergency Centre in her area, where the attending doctors initially struggled to find her pulse. To get her heart rhythm back, they had to administer three rounds of direct shocks of up to 100 joules each. After this, she was sent to the intensive care unit (ICU).

Cook responded to Sinha by saying, “I am glad you sought the medical attention and treatment you needed. Thanks so much for sharing your story with us”.

Similar kind of incidents have been witnessed in other countries as well where the Apple Watch has helped people save their life in time.

A US woman claimed last year that the Apple Watch has helped her save her and her baby’s life when she was pregnant. Veronica Williams said that she received multiple high heart rate alerts on her watch, and noticed that she was ‘starting to feel short of breath’. She then called her doctor, who advised her to go to the emergency room.

In another incident, Apple Watch’s Cardio Fitness feature had helped a healthy man by identifying a major heart issue.

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