The web is full of tales of how the Apple Watch has helped save lives throughout the globe. Adding to the listing is a person from Cleveland who’s crediting his Apple Watch for detecting a drop in his blood oxygen ranges.
As reported by News 5 Cleveland, Ken Counihan makes use of his Apple Watch to trace sleep, exercise periods amongst different well being indicators. “I’m very energetic and I do — I wish to hold observe of what I’m doing — calorie stuff,” Counihan told the publication. “I’ll take it off and cost it in order that I can put on it in the course of the day…I put on it to mattress as nicely — hold observe of sleep too,” he added.
But the previous October, the smartwatch alerted him about elevated respiration. “I got an alert back in October that my breathing was elevated. So basically you have a certain number of breaths per minute, basically said I went from 14 to 17 or 18,” Counihan stated.
Thinking that the watch had flagged a minor sickness, he went dwelling and rested. “My wife had me make a phone call to my son and he suggested I go to the outpatient care, get it looked at, which is what I did. And they just did an X-ray. And they gave me some meds for bronchitis at the time.”
But, the watch alerted him once more, indicating that one thing is off.
“My blood oxygen—which is normally mid-90s, which is what is supposed to be, kind of 95 and up—started to get out to the mid-80s. It was 10 o’clock at night. My wife was very concerned. My son was very concerned. I was like ‘I just want to go to bed. I’m tired…and they were both like ‘No, you’ve got to get to the ER,” Counihan stated.
He then underwent some scans and located blood clots over the lungs. Dr. Lucy Franjic, an emergency medical doctor at Cleveland Clinic, stated “Blood clots actually can become a life-threatening condition if they’re not caught early enough,” she stated.
“What the doctor said as a follow-up was it if I hadn’t gone in, he said 60% of the people that have this condition at that stage—if I gone to bed, I may not have woken up the next morning,” Counihan stated.
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