Roy Robinson (74), who lives in Lake Worth, Florida, visited his son's family in Baltimore, Maryland on vacation. During my stay, when I met my school granddaughter, when I arrived on the third floor where the classroom was, my wife Dale realized that her husband was out of breath.
At the same time, RoyDetected signs of AFib (atrial fibrillation) from Apple WatchI was warned about once an hour. However, he said that he “did not know” what atrial fibrillation was, and said he googled it.
By the way, atrial fibrillation is a kind of “arrhythmia” in which the heart's pulse rhythm is irregular, and it is an abnormal condition that occurs in the atrium (the upper two of the four chambers of the heart) It is caused by electrical excitement. If you leave this“Improved risk of stroke, heart failure, and other heart-related complications”It has been with.
So Roy's family decided priorities and finished the Thanksgiving dinner first. After that, my son said, "Let's go to the hospital." Fortunately, it was less than 2 miles from my home to Johns Hopkins Hospital, one of the best hospitals in the world.
Roy, who was asked about the reason for the visit, said that he was warned that Apple Watch had an atrial fibrillation, and he was examined by EKG (ECG monitor) and was hospitalized. Roy says about half of the doctors, internships, and nurses in the hospital said, "I want to meet people who have been saved thanks to Apple Watch."
The appreciation of ECG (Electrocardiogram) installed in Apple Watch Series 4 and later is that it can be presented to doctors as evidence because it is certified by a public agency (FDA in the United States).There is also a testimony that the examination was received immediately in the crowded local clinic, Apple Watch ECG measurement is medically effectiveStanford University paper was also published.
In the areas where the ECG app and arrhythmia notification function are already enabled, there have been many reports of cases where this has saved lives. In Japan, “It is equipped with functions in terms of hardware, but no app is available to use it”It ’s been more than a year,I want to expect some kind of movement soon.