The Apple Watch continues to show those who doubted their ability to detect potentially serious arrhythmias. Today we bring you another case in which the Apple clock has become the key to the discovery of a 13-year-old boy's bone.
In addition to being a medical tool in itself, the Apple Watch itself proves to be a tool that, thanks to us 24 hours a day, can help diagnose heart pathologies that can take months of unsuccessful learning. This time it was the 13-year-old son who was suffering from anonymous "Supraventricular Tachycardia" and how Apple Watch warned him he was suffering from excessive heart disease
"Supraventricular tachycardia" is a heart attack that involves excessive heart rate, with frequencies that can easily exceed 200 beats per minute. Although it usually does not have immediate side effects, it can eventually cause serious long-term complications, and because it only happens occasionally, sometimes inadvertently, Diagnosis is often more complicated because at the time of medical examination the tachycardia may not appear
And that apart from the limitations of the Apple Watch heart monitor and its integrated electrocardiograph (from Series 4), the fact that we wear it regularly and that is the case Regular monitoring of our heart rate is very helpful in diagnosing occasional pathologies such as atrial fibrillation or, as in this case, supraventricular tachycardia. The conclusion of this story cannot be fun to solve for this child's problem after surgical intervention that has cut off the pathology.