Apple Watch is not just a gift but a lifesaver

One man in Virgina’s apple watch helped alert him of a silent heart disease.
Newscenter 25’s David Gibson went to Detar to speak with a doctor about early detection and potential consequences if your health goes unchecked.

Many people opened up their stockings to find devices like this one an apple watch.
which we learned could help save your life.
“Atrial Fibrillation is the most common rhythm disorder that we know. it’s a rhythm of disorganized electrical activity in the upper chambers of the heart,” explains Dr. Jasvinder Sidhu, Electrophysiologist.

AFib is a silent heart disease and a man living in Virgina apple watch helped alert him that he was in a fib. if you decide to not treat AFib, there could be serious consequences.”Potential devastating consequences is a stroke, so if you have afib and your not adequately treated with blood thinners and then you are potentially at risk for having a stroke at anytime,” exclaims Dr. Sidhu.

A person experiencing AFib will feel these symptoms.”It can cause fatigue, shortness of breath, light headedness, dizziness and rarely it can cause passing out,” adds Dr. Sidhu.

Having a heart monitor like an apple watch helps with early detection.

“Things like the apple watch and monitors will allow for quick and early detection and as it goes for any other disease problem. early detection usually leads to prompt treatment and better outcomes,” tells Dr. Sidhu.

Dr. Sidhu recommends monitors like an apple watch for older people and others with heart diseases.”Those include people over 65, people with diabetes, hypertension, and people with any other heart problems. all of those patients can benefit from having a monitor on to capture silent arrhythmia like atrial fibrillation,” says Dr. Sidhu.

Although apple watches can provide early detection, always remember to talk to your primary doctor.