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Apple Watch discovers Jason Perlow’s heart condition

Last year James T. Green said that Apple Watch had potentially saved his life after he had a pulmonary embolism. Today, we’ve got this story from ZDNet’s Jason Perlow, who reports that his Apple Watch discovered he was having serious, recurring cases of atrial fibrillation:

It turned out that during the time the ePatch was on me, I was in Afib 28 percent of the time — there was also a period of 21 hours where basically, it was happening constantly. I was told to go discuss this with my doctor right away, and they would forward the data to him for additional review.

Jason ended up having cardiac ablation surgery to get his heart rhythm back to regular, and he’s on the mend now. There is something to be said for wearing medical sensors on your body at all times.