Apple Watch saves a wearer’s life after his heart has stopped 138 times in 48 hours

There is no escaping the reality of the facts. The devices we “wear” are beginning to have a great preponderance in the surveillance of our activities and our health. The Apple Watch is one of the most credited when it comes to saving lives. Now, this smartwatch is mentioned again after a user’s heart stopped 138 times in 48 hours.

David Last says that if his wife hadn’t given him the watch, he “wouldn’t be here.” But let’s see how it all happened.


It is no coincidence that Apple has more than 100 million active Apple Watch and monitoring the vital signs of its users. These are the signals that help the watch’s software and hardware to detect anomalies, deviations from normality, leading the devices to notify both the user and the authorities and emergency teams.

Today’s case is surprising. David Last, a 54-year-old Englishman, father of four, gave your Apple Watch the credit for still being alive. According to information revealed to the Independentthe watch was instrumental in helping him in a situation where his heart stopped beating 138 times in 48 hours.

Apple Watch: A gift from the wife that saved her life

As reported, David, a resident of Norfolk, a region in the east of England, received the Apple smartwatch as a gift from his wife Sarah on her birthday in April.

When he started using the device, the Apple Watch started giving him abnormally low heart rate warnings. Measurements as low as 30 beats per minute have been recorded almost 3,000 different times.. The man’s first reaction was to say that the watch had problems, wrong measurements. But his wife was not satisfied with the justification and insisted that David go to see his doctor.

Electrocardiogram (ECG) with Holter recording

After getting an MRI in May and getting the results in July, Last did an electrocardiogram (ECG) with Holter recording to get to the bottom of the abnormal heart rate. The hospital, as soon as it got the results, tried to contact the patient. As David did not respond immediately, the hospital had to insist, as it was indeed a serious case.

According to hospital results, David had an asymptomatic, life-threatening third-degree heart block. During the 48-hour Holter, her “heart stopped 138 times at 10-second intervals.”

Doctors managed to place a pacemaker in his heart in August. Fortunately, the Apple Watch was able to alert people and show that something wasn’t right. It was the constant readings of the watch that were able to perceive the low heart rate. Until then, the man had never shown any symptoms.

If she hadn’t bought me the Apple Watch for my birthday, I wouldn’t be here. I will always be forever grateful to her for that. In addition to carrying him, he is always with me now.

I didn’t have any symptoms. We even went to Italy for 10 days on our honeymoon – I had no idea anything was wrong. Even the doctors were surprised.

Said David Last who shared his experience.

Read too:


Source: Pplware by pplware.sapo.pt.

*The article has been translated based on the content of Pplware by pplware.sapo.pt. If there is any problem regarding the content, copyright, please leave a report below the article. We will try to process as quickly as possible to protect the rights of the author. Thank you very much!

*We just want readers to access information more quickly and easily with other multilingual content, instead of information only available in a certain language.

*We always respect the copyright of the content of the author and always include the original link of the source article.If the author disagrees, just leave the report below the article, the article will be edited or deleted at the request of the author. Thanks very much! Best regards!