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Apple Watch helps find rare but potentially deadly tumor and save another life

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The Apple Watch continues to save lives, as every few weeks there is a different story to tell about how the timepiece alerted the user to something wrong with his or her body that needed immediate attention from a doctor. The device also calls for emergency assistance when needed. For example, if the user faints and falls to the ground, emergency services will be contacted.

And don’t forget that the Apple Watch can measure whether the user’s heart is beating too fast, too slow or has an abnormal rhythm. According to WBZ in Boston, the Apple Watch’s latest life-saving feat led a woman into the operating room for surgery to remove a potentially deadly tumor. In late May, Apple Watch wearer Kim Durkee, age 67, received multiple alerts from her Apple Watch that her heart had atrial fibrillation (AFib).

The condition discovered by the Apple Watch could have easily killed 67-year-old Kim Durkee

This is an irregular heartbeat consisting of rapid beats in the range of 400 or more per minute. After receiving the notification for two consecutive nights, the numbers on the third night were “a little too high for comfort,” she told herself. But before going to the hospital, Durkee had to tell herself, “You know what, go to the emergency room; if they tell you it’s nothing to worry about, throw the watch away.”

Since Kim still owns her Apple Watch, you can guess what happened. Doctors discovered a myxoma, a rare fast-growing tumor that can restrict blood flow to the heart and cause a stroke. The surgeons had to operate on her for more than 5 hours to remove the 4 cm tumor. After 11 days, she was released from the hospital.

When the doctors asked her how she knew she had AFib, Kim said, “Because my watch told me so.” She also said after surgery, “I consider myself lucky, to be here and talk to you.” Doctors say Kim would certainly have died if her Apple Watch hadn’t given her the warning that led to the surgery that removed the mixoma. Not only did Durkee not throw her Apple Watch away, but she wouldn’t even detach it when she visits. the doctor.

Apple could launch three new life-saving timepieces in less than 8 weeks from today

In September, we were able to see Apple introduce three new Apple Watch models, all with a larger screen than that on the Apple Watch Series 7. In addition to the Apple Watch 8, we were able to see a very expensive Apple Watch Pro (reportedly as many as the iPhone 13 Pro ($999 and up). It could have a 2-inch display (compared to the rumored 1.9-inch display for the Apple Watch 8) and a 46mm or 47mm case size.

Health features for the Apple Watch 8 Series may include a body temperature sensor, improved irregular heart rate monitoring, and improved sleep pattern tracking. In addition to the expensive Apple Watch 8 Pro and the Apple Watch 8, there could be a new Apple Watch SE that offers many of the best features of the Apple Watch at a lower price.

Remember those renders from last year with a flat Apple Watch 7 that never came? That could be the design we get for this year’s models. We should definitely know when within 8 weeks Apple is introducing its new watches alongside the 2022 iPhone 14 line. The Apple Watch is the most popular watch in the world, surpassing models from old watchmakers in all price ranges, such as Rolex, Seiko, Omega, Patek Philippe, Casio, Timex and more.

When Apple first put together retail sales channels for the Apple Watch, it included luxury jewelry stores and other high fashion suppliers. But it soon became apparent that the Apple Watch had numerous practical uses and would become a success as a simple watch that people of all demographics would want and appreciate.

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