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70-year old Yolie De Leon was about to take a walk near her home in Tucson, Arizona when her Apple Watch alerted her that she needed to seek medical attention.

As she walked out the door, she felt a flutter in her chest. Soon after, she got a notification on her Apple Watch. It told her that her heart rate had skyrocketed to 174 and she needed to seek medical attention immediately.

When she did, the doctors diagnosed her with AFib or Atrial Fibrillation. AFib is when someone has an irregular heartbeat that can cause blood clots, stroke, or heart failure. Fox News says over 2.7 million Americans are currently living with this condition.

Leon was told by her doctor that her Apple Watch had been right: her condition was “life-threatening” and Leon ended up needing to be hospitalized for a week.

She felt so grateful that she reached out to Apple CEO Tim Cook to tell him her story and to personally thank him. He got back to her shortly after that, saying, “I’m so glad you sought medical attention and received the treatment you needed…Thanks for sharing your story with us. It inspires us to keep pushing forward.

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Source: Fox News

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