Apple Watch credited with detecting heart problem in Ohio resident

The Apple Watch has been credited with saving another life, with one Ohio resident warned of having a high resting heart rate, which was found to be an atrial flutter.Zachary Zies, a 25-year-old recent graduate from Ohio State University, is a long-time sufferer of Friedreich’s Ataxia, a rare genetic disease that can affect the brain, spinal cord, and heart, which can cause impairments in speech and difficulty in walking, among other issues. In a recent incident, an issue with Zies’ heart was discovered by the Apple Watch.Zeis was informed by the Apple Watch he had a high resting heart rate in the region of 210 beats per minute, reports NBC24, an extremely high heart rate and a potential indicator of an underlying health issue. Acting on the notification, Zeis got in contact with his healthcare provider, and underwent an arterial ablation to correct what was determined to be an arterial flutter.Read more…
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