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Apple Watch alerts man to heart attack, saves his life

Apple Watch alerts man to heart attack, ambulance called and second, likely fatal heart attack prevented
By: Sean Ridgeley | Wearable Computing News | Posted: Mar 18, 2016 12:07 am

62 year-old builder Dennis Anselmo of Alberta, Canada (pictured below) had his life saved by the Apple Watch. He was working on building a fence when he suddenly began to "feel terrible"; at first he thought he must've been coming down with a fever, but a glance at the device told him his heart rate was above 210BPM (55-75 is normal, and Anselmo usually sits at 50). At this point an ambulance was called, and paramedics determined he was having a heart attack before rushing him to the hospital where they cleared artery blockages, preventing a second attack.

 

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"They told me that if I had gone home and gone to bed - as many people do - I would likely have had another, more serious bout in the middle of the night," said Anselmo. "Those second attacks are the ones that kill. That is a common problem."

 

Amusingly, his wife had told him not to buy the watch (Anselmo is a watch fanatic with 35 others in his possession), but after the incident remarked that it "has paid for itself."

 

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The heart attack occurred last August, but the story has just gotten out now.

NEWS SOURCES:Thesun.co.uk

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