In heartwarming news, Tim Cook responds after Apple Watches save 2 people's lives | Wearables News

In heartwarming news, Tim Cook responds after Apple Watches save 2 people's lives

Discover two heartwarming stories where Apple Watch turned life-savers, detecting critical heart conditions and prompting timely surgeries. They expressed their gratitude to CEO Tim Cook, who then responded.

By: HT TECH
| Updated on: Dec 29 2023, 18:54 IST
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Explore the remarkable stories of two lives saved by Apple Watch and the missive they received from CEO Tim Cook. (Pexels)
Apple Watch
Explore the remarkable stories of two lives saved by Apple Watch and the missive they received from CEO Tim Cook. (Pexels)

In a testament to the life-saving capabilities of technology, two Apple Watch users recently shared their stories of survival, highlighting how the smartwatch played a crucial role in detecting serious heart conditions. The profound experiences prompted both families to express their gratitude directly to Apple CEO Tim Cook, receiving prompt responses that underscored the significance of these life-altering incidents.

Heart Health Guardian in Wichita, Kansas

The first tale unfolds in Wichita, Kansas, recounted via local news outlet KAKE. where Nick Gallegos gifted his father, Michael, an Apple Watch. A routine notification turned into a lifesaving alert when the watch detected Michael's heart rate dipping below 40 beats per minute for an extended period. Thanks to Family Sharing, Nick received a duplicate notification, leading him to discover his father's unusual heart rhythm while he slept.

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Reacting swiftly, Nick took his father to the emergency room, where Michael was diagnosed with a serious heart condition necessitating immediate surgery for a pacemaker. Doctors emphasized that the Apple Watch notification came at a critical juncture, averting a potential tragedy. Michael, now equipped with a pacemaker, describes the timely gift as nothing short of a lifesaver, expressing gratitude for his renewed lease on life, 9to5Mac reported.

Apple CEO Tim Cook Response via Email

Impressively, when Nick shared this life-changing incident with Apple CEO Tim Cook via email, Cook responded within two hours, acknowledging the significance of the story and extending his best wishes.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook response (kake.com)
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Apple CEO Tim Cook response (kake.com)

Emergency Intervention in Asheville, North Carolina

In a parallel narrative from Asheville, North Carolina, Christopher Oakley, 61, found himself rushed to the ER after experiencing discomfort in his chest and bouts of nausea. Despite initial examinations showing no alarming signs, Christopher's Apple Watch revealed a different story- recording a sustained elevated heart rate between 121-151 beats per minute throughout the night.

This crucial data became a turning point for Christopher, as doctors reconsidered their decision and discovered the urgency for emergency double bypass surgery. Reflecting on the incident, Christopher emphasizes how the Apple Watch, with its heart rate monitoring feature, proved to be a literal lifesaver by providing vital information that guided critical medical interventions.

On the other hand, Apple CEO Tim Cook acknowledged his gratitude for receiving treatment on time in an email answer to Christopher Oakley.

These remarkable tales underscore the transformative impact of technology on personal health, as wearables like the Apple Watch transcend their role as gadgets to become invaluable guardians of well-being.

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First Published Date: 29 Dec, 18:54 IST
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