Apple Watch Credited With Saving Florida Teen's Life

Ruben Fields
May 3, 2018

According to the report, 18-year Florida resident Deanna Recktenwald was at church when her Apple Watch alerted her to the fact that her resting heart rate had hit 190 beats per minute, which is no doubt an alarming figure especially if you're not doing anything. She alerted her mom, Stacey Recktenwald, a registered nurse, who at first wasn't overly concerned because her daughter has no previous medical conditions.

"I didn't know what was going on at all and it was just out of the blue", she told WFTS.

A teenager in Florida's could well have had her life saved after the Apple Watch she was wearing detected a heart-rate spike and advised her to seek medical attention.

22 April the life of 18-year-old girl from Florida in the U.S. saved its own smart watch Apple watch. Moreover, even if she had been exercising or otherwise exerting herself, a normal resting heart rate falls somewhere between 40 and 100 beats per minute, and 190 is almost double the upper limit.

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Deanna's mother appreciated Apple Watch's life-saving capabilities and wrote a heartwarming letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook. "Now I can send her off to college and know that she can monitor her [heart rate] and seek attention if it alarms her again".

After getting confirmed, Deanna was immediately rushed from the clinic to the ER where she was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease.

Apple Watch is now available in seven more countries (Italy, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland and Taiwan.) on June 26, 2015 in Madrid, Spain.

Both kidneys are only operating at 20% and she will likely require a future transplant.
"Stories like Deanna's inspire us to dream bigger and push harder every day", Cook said on Twitter. It was the Watch's heart rate monitoring features that alerted Recktenwald and her family that something is wrong.

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