The story took place in April 2018, but was only shared last week … He is 13 years old, he is an American and he practices American football: Skylar Joslin, as he is called, suffered from supraventricular tachycardia that his Apple Watch detected.
Skylar Joslin was sitting in his class when his Apple Watch he received for two weeks detected his heart rate at 190 beats per minute. “I received an SMS with a screenshot of his heart rate which was 190”said Liz, Skylar’s mom. “The next message said,” Mom, there is something wrong. I’m doing nothing ”, continues Liz.
Liz then picked up Skylar from school and took him to the emergency room. His heart rate peaked at 202 bpm during the trip and 280 bpm while the teenager was in the hospital. Doctors diagnosed Skylar the next day and detected that he suffered from supraventricular tachycardia (or SVT), which is a condition that causes the heart to accelerate. Skylar then underwent surgery for seven and a half hours to help set the heart rate.
Subsequently, the 13-year-old had several visits to the doctor, while hoping that he could return to his passion: American football. Skylar was back on the field some time later, this time playing with wires hanging from his heart monitor while his trainer watched him closely.
Now Skylar wears his Apple Watch every day and his situation has even convinced other people to have one. “My science teacher got one because of that”said Skylar. However, the teen still has a procedure to follow until he can live without the sons.