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OMG! Apple watch saves life of 76-year-old man from heart attack; here's how

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 May 2018, 17:29 IST

Technology has grown widely across the world but it can save the life of anyone is quite new for us to witness. Recently, a man beat death with the help of gadgets. A report from the South China Morning Post stated that the Apple watch had saved a 76-year old man from having a heart attack by notifying his heart rate when it had suddenly hiked from the normal.

As stated in the report, a man named Gaston D’Aquino in Hong Kong had attended a mass at the church, before finishing the prayer, he had his Apple Watch alarm going off. The Apple watch actually alerted Mr Gaston about his elevated heart-rate after which he immediately rushed to a hospital to make sure that this isn’t normal as he didn’t witness any pain or anxiety in his chest.

"I told the doctor I don't know why I'm here, but my watch tells me I have an elevated heart rate," said D'Aquino. "He says, 'Are you feeling anything?' I said no, I feel fine, I'm feeling all right, nothing's wrong," stated in the report.

After being sent home after the angioplasty, Gason stated the following day that, "it went well and I'm feeling much, much better."

"Having a new lease of life is a good thing," he said. "You wake up the next morning and you look around you, everything looks more beautiful. It's a great feeling; you're on a high for a few days. That feeling is something special," he stated.

Gason later sent an email to the Apple’s CEO Tim Cook thanking him, "this was the first time that my watch alert had ever gone off, but I was not feeling anything, no dizziness or pain" and added that "in short, I was a walking time bomb."

"Please continue promoting the use of the Apple Watch for anyone with cardiac problems. I lost a cousin two weeks ago to a massive heart attack, and if he had an Apple Watch, he might have had the same opportunity I got – to live."

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First published: 14 May 2018, 17:29 IST