The Apple Watch is something you may or may not buy, but after hearing this, you may get one more reason to buy one. Apple’s smartwatch helped a man in Canada avoid a fatal heart attack and saved his life.
Apple Watch prevents heart attack
On Aug 18, 2015, Dennis Anselmo, a 62-year old builder, was returning to work after lunch when he started feeling sick. He had no clue that what he suspected was a minor case of the flu or a fever was actually a heart attack.
In an interview with The Sun, the builder said, “I was building a fence placing posts in the ground. We finished lunch at 1.15 and was back to work. I felt terrible – like I had a really bad flu. I worked for maybe ten minutes but said to my helper I need to sit down. So I sat on trailer for a couple of minutes and was planning to go home.”
Anselmo told the newspaper that he felt sick all over the place, so he sat down and began playing with his Apple Watch, which he had bought just two weeks beforehand. While playing with his watch, he noticed that his pulse rate was 210 rather than being in a normal range.
After noticing his pulse rate, the builder told his helper that he needed an ambulance. The ambulance came, and they determined that he was actually having a heart attack. He was transported to the hospital where doctors cleared the blockages so that he doesn’t have another attack, he said.
A gadget that cares for your health
Anselmo said the doctors told him that if he had gone home and to bed, as most people would have done, he would likely have had another heart attack in the middle of the night, and this could have been more serious and dangerous.
What’s interesting to note is that his wife did not want him to buy an Apple Watch. Anselmo is an avid collector of watches and has around 35 watches.
“She complained but after the heart attack, she said, ‘That watch has paid for itself.’”
Since the incident, the other 35 watches have been locked up and don’t see the daylight,” the builder told the newspaper. So if you are looking for a good watch that can even look after you, the Apple Watch might be the perfect option.