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"Apple Watch Saved A Grandma’s Life By Catching Heart Condition" - Lauren Steussy

  • New York Post
  • New York, NY
  • (November 23, 2019)

A Queens grandmother is crediting her smartwatch for saving her life. Marie Bourque, 74, woke up in the middle of the night in October with an alert from her Apple Watch buzzing her wrist, informing her of an irregular heartbeat. “Without the notification, I would have woken up the next morning — hopefully — and been in a really serious situation,” said Marie Bourque. “Devices like the Apple Watch help to take the guesswork out of a scary medical situation,” said Suzanne Steinbaum, DO, director of women’s cardiovascular prevention, health and wellness at The Mount Sinai Hospital. She added, “The scariest thing is when people don’t know what’s going on, and they live with it, and then all of a sudden they have a stroke. So for a lot of people, the watch is a wonderful screening tool.”

Suzanne R. Steinbaum, DO, Senior Faculty, Medicine, Cardiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Director, Women’s Cardiovascular Prevention, Health and Wellness, The Mount Sinai Hospital

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