Apple CEO Tim Cook has reacted to a thank you note after an Apple Watch helped save a dentist's life, saying he was glad that medical attention was sought and treatment received.
Nitesh Chopra, a dentist in Haryana, India, felt discomfort in his chest, prompting him to use the ECG function of the Apple Watch Series 6 to get a reading. After seeing the results, Chopra and wife Neha consulted a doctor about the symptoms and reading.
He was found to have a blocked artery, which led to the dentist receiving treatment. After the intervention, Nitesh said he was "blessed" and "can't express" his gratitude to the Apple Watch for helping him at an early stage, reports the Hindustan Times.
"Initially I used Apple Watch as a fashion accessory and to check the time and my step count, and could not imagine that one day it will save my life," he said.
At the hospital, an ECG was performed to monitor Nitesh's condition, but the couple was amazed at the accuracy of the Apple Watch's version. "When I was in CCU, my wife and I were continuously comparing our Apple Watch reading with the monitor, and they were in sync," said Nitesh.
Following the medical incident, Neha sent an email to Tim Cook, thanking the CEO for saving Nitesh's life. In response, Cook emailed "I'm very glad you sought clinical evaluation and received the care you desired. Thank you for sharing your story with us. Have a good day. Best wishes, Tim."
The Apple Watch has repeatedly been credited with saving the lives of its users over the last few years. Other examples of the phenomena include an Australian nursing student's Apple Watch detecting thyroid issue symptoms months ahead of a diagnosis, fall detection helping an elderly woman in an incident that led to a lung cancer diagnosis, and it calling emergency services after a man fell from an electric bike.