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An Apple Watch alerted a woman that her heart rate was too low on multiple occasions, leading to multiple hospital visits and pacemaker.
Patti Sohn reached out to her local news team, KMOV4, in St. Louis to explain the events surrounding the Apple Watch saving her life. While sitting at home on the couch, she was alerted of an abnormally low heart rate and rushed to the hospital.
"I know this isn't a medical device, but I tell you I really believe it saved my life by alerting me of my heart rate," said Patti Sohn. "I would have not gone to the hospital."
Her first visit to the hospital didn't diagnose any issues but she left with a dedicated monitoring device. Four days later, her Apple Watch notified her of a low heart rate again.
The second visit to the hospital resulted in a pacemaker being put in. Sohn credits the Apple Watch with saving her life.
The watch had been a gift from her son on Mother's Day, and she's thankful she found out about the issue before things got worse. However, doctors warn that the Apple Watch isn't a medical device and those feeling symptoms should seek medical assistance from a physician.