The Apple Watch May Have Saved This Teen's Life [Video]

The Apple Watch May Have Saved This Teen's Life [Video]

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A Cape Cod teen is crediting the Apple Watch with saving his life. The 17-year-old Tabor Academy senior was at football practice when he felt something was off.

“I had pain in my chest and my back whenever I took some deep breaths,” said Paul Houle Jr. “After practice I went and took a nap, my heart rate was still at 145.”

The Apple Watch May Have Saved This Teen's Life [Video]

Houle realized that something must be wrong for his heart rate to register so high for a prolonged period of time. He went to the hospital where he was diagnosed with heart, liver, and kidney failure. If he hadn't gone to the hospital, his condition could have been fatal.

“If my Apple Watch hadn’t shown me it was 145, I would have done nothing about it.”

Houle's father, who initially dismissed the Apple Watch, has since gone out and purchased one for himself and his wife.

After news of the story spread, Apple CEO Tim Cook called the teen to offer him an internship at Apple and a free iPhone.

"I got a phone call from a California number, and he said 'Hello, my name is Tim Cook, CEO of Apple.'"

Take a look at the video below for more details on the story.

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NotBuyingIt - September 25, 2015 at 6:20am
First time I've heard multiple organ failures. At 17, with those symptoms he should already have been monitored, let alone allowed to play football. Organs don't suddenly fail at the same time.
Bigjiba - September 23, 2015 at 11:45am
This makes me sad to be an American. Next news report. Fat guy family sue apple because his watch ran out of power and he couldn't check his heart rate.
SimonSays - September 22, 2015 at 10:50pm
Andoid wear and Samsung watches also save lives, oh wait, that never happened!
Murica - September 22, 2015 at 10:17pm
Yeah, because you need a watch to tell you your heart rate, you can't feel it yourself and check it manually. Are you people braindead? The watch didn't save his life, ffs.
CardiologySonn - September 22, 2015 at 11:25pm
Murica, most people won't do anything for themselves until they see an indicator. Certainly, you can always feel your pulse but the watch allows him to see it without questioning the issue. Most people die thinking they can just rest it off. It's called dying in sleep. I work and teach cardiology and health. Most people won't buy anything without a photo of the item, the watch gave him enough prof to make a choice.
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