Haryana dentist takes ECG on Apple Watch, finds SHOCKING results! Wife thanks Tim Cook

    Haryana dentist Nitesh Chopra thanks his Apple Watch for saving his life after an ECG reading made him visit the doctor.
    By: AMRITANSHU MUKHERJEE
    | Updated on: Mar 18 2022, 06:05 PM IST
    Apple Watch Series 6 saved the life of a Haryana Doctor with its ECG feature.
    Apple Watch Series 6 saved the life of a Haryana Doctor with its ECG feature. (REUTERS)
    Apple Watch Series 6 saved the life of a Haryana Doctor with its ECG feature.
    Apple Watch Series 6 saved the life of a Haryana Doctor with its ECG feature. (REUTERS)

    An Apple a day keeps the doctor away! But in the case of Nitesh Chopra, a dentist from Haryana, his Apple Watch made him visit the doctor just in time to save his life. Chopra, who is only 33 years old, assumed that his weakness may be a temporary stint but after taking an ECG reading on his wife’s Apple Watch, which he had gifted her, he was worried and immediately sought medical help. And because he trusted his little watch, he lives to tell us the story.

    Nitesh had been feeling weak for a few days, which led his wife Neha Nagal to take a general reading of his health stats on her Apple Watch Series 6. The ECG reading showed signs of Afib alert, which led the couple ponder. Nonetheless, they ignored the initial few readings but after his last reading on March 12 when watch showed the same results, they deduced to visit the doctor. And that is when they found out that Nitesh’s main coronary artery was completely blocked.

    Apple Watch saves Haryana dentist

    “We ignored the readings thinking a young man in his early 30s can't have such arrhythmia. But our last reading on Saturday, March 12, was consistent with the previous alerts and made us believe that something was not right with my heart health and we should rush to the hospital,” says Nitesh when we asked about whether he believed the first few readings, or was skeptical of the data.

    “Once we reached the hospital, the doctor did an ECG and we even compared it with the monitor. When I was in CCU, my wife and I were continuously comparing our Apple Watch reading with the monitor and they were in sync,” he adds.

    The hospital then immediately admitted Nitesh and the same evening, they performed an angiography that showed his main coronary artery was completely blocked. He was eventually treated and Nitesh lived on, but the doctor said he had visited the hospital in time.

    His wife Neha later wrote a note to Apple CEO Tim Cook, thanking him for the role his product played in saving her husband’s life. “We reached the hospital only because of the technology provided by you and my husband is now fine and healthy. I wish you lots of love and happiness and thank you for giving my husband his life,” she wrote.

    On asking whether his perception on the Apple Watch had changed, Nitesh says, “ I feel blessed. I can't express my gratitude. Initially I also used Apple Watch as a fashion accessory and to check time and my step count and could not imagine that one day it will save my life. I was quite ignorant towards it as I didn’t think I would need it and thought it was just a marketing strategy. But my thoughts are different now after it saved my life. This device with all its health features and can save lives of others too.”

    Notes’s story joins the countless other stories from across the world when an Apple Watch played a crucial role is saving someone’s life. On asking what feature would he like to see next on the Apple Watch, Nitesh says, “In the future I hope it can check body temperature too!”

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    First Published Date: 18 Mar, 06:03 PM IST
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