A man from the United Kingdom has praised Apple Watch with alerting doctors to an undiscovered cardiac issue.
According to the BBC, author Adam Croft, 36, of Flitwick, Bedfordshire, awoke to find his Apple gadget had been telling him throughout the night that his heart was in Atrial fibrillation.
“It’s not a feature I’d ever expected to use,” he was quoted as saying.
Croft stated in an interview that he awoke from the sofa one evening feeling “a bit woozy,” but when he went to the kitchen to grab some water, he “immediately felt the world closing in.”
“I managed to get down on the floor and ended up in a pool of cold sweat,” he said.
He awoke the next morning to discover that his watch had been telling him every couple of hours that his heart was in a rhythm known as Atrial fibrillation and that he should seek medical assistance.
“I called 111 (UK medical helpline) who said get to hospital within the hour,” Croft said.
Croft’s condition was confirmed by additional testing at Bedford Hospital in the United Kingdom. According to the report, Croft claims he would not have gone to the hospital if he hadn’t received an alarm from his Apple Watch.
Furthermore, the author claimed to have previously noticed “small flutterings” of the heart that his watch had missed, but that they had not happened in months.
He had also “never had any pain or symptoms that I thought were serious.”
According to the story, when tests verified Croft’s Atrial Fibrillation, doctors put him on blood thinners.
He will now be subjected to cardioversion, which involves the use of “quick, low-energy shocks to restore a regular heart rhythm.”
Croft concluded, saying: “The watch will be staying on now.”