I want to tell a two-part story. I'll allow that I have no way of knowing what is "right" here. I just want to share the story.
So I have a patient who is in his late 70's. He has extensive CAD with multiple stents and is post-CABG. He first came to see me a few years ago
At that time, he was having significant angina. He could not play golf or walk his dog which are activities he loved to do. We eventually took him to the cath lab where there were not many obvious or easy targets for intervention, so we elected to advance his medicines
Over the next few years, he did great. He was working out at the gym and playing golf and walking his dog!
Then, in August, his wife died.
His daughter called me to tell me he was not doing well. He was having chest pain, shortness of breath and labile hypertension
Oh dear no https://t.co/NMkENhgMVx
Jennifer Gunter @DrJenGunter
Well, basically it’s a really nice story of a man who found out that he had AF from his Apple Watch which is great and all but let’s dispense with the “the watch saved my life” bit which is patently absurd