Apple Watch Series 4 has made waves since it was launched due to built-in features like ECG monitoring and Fall Detection. Recently, a 48-year-old father was notified of several low dormant pulse messages, causing him a potentially life-saving surgery to have it resolved.
Paul Hutton alerted due to low heart rate through his Apple Watch. After consulting his doctor, Hutton was asked to remove caffeine in his diet. When it didn't work, he went to see a specialist who confirmed ventricular bigeminy, where his heart performed less effectively.
The surgical procedure, called cardiac alkalization, was performed at Hutton, where doctors burned small areas of the wrong tissue. After the operation, the heart rate returned to normal and everything was good.
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