Apple CEO Tim Cook thanked an Appleiphonestop for telling him how Apple’s ECG feature detected heart disease that a hospital had not previously detected, and Cook said he’s urging Apple to “continue to advance”.
In the email exchange provided to Appleiphonestop, Raymond thanked Cook for “bringing the Apple to market”. The day before the message was sent, Raymond said he was “feeling strange” and used the ECG function of his own Apple and that of his wife to recheck the ings.
After the Apple pair revealed four AFib detections, Raymond went to the hospital to check on the situation. It turned out to be the same hospital Raymond had visited in July after experiencing chest discomfort, but as he told Appleiphonestop, despite “a battery of tests and a catheter, I was given the green light.”
In another explanation of the events, it was explained that Raymond felt “a throbbing in my chest” and took “four separate sessions” with the hospital later confirming that to be the case. During her previous hospital visit, her battery of tests included a heart angiogram and a stress test, but nothing seemed to suggest AF at all.
“I’m going to make sure everyone I care about has an apple,” Raymond’s email to Cook ends.
Raymond admitted that he wrote to Cook “absolutely no expectation of a response”, but received one anyway. Cook’s response is brief, stating, “I’m so glad you saw a doctor. Thank you for sharing your with us – it inspires us to keep moving forward.
The apple has been the subject of many cases where it detected disease or saved someone’s life. While many relate to the ECG feature and elevated heart rate notifications, they also cover the use of other features, including detecting falls and using Siri to call for help.