Doctors Say New Jersey Man’s Life Was Saved by His FitBit
A New Jersey man's life was saved after doctor's used his Fitbit to figure out what was wrong, when the patient was unable to do so.
Fitbits have become the latest fitness device to track how active you by monitoring your heartbeat daily. Now it's a life saver.
When Jeff Bravo suffered a seizure while at school (he's a high school english teacher), he says the only thing he remembers is waking up in the ER, according to 6abc News. Doctor's had no way of knowing what was wrong when he arrived at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Camden.
Now maybe I've been watching too much Grey's Anatomy, but it's kind of hard to ask a patient what's wrong when he or she are unconscious.
According to reports, Bravo's heart rate spiked from 70 to 190 BPM. Because of the high heart rate, doctor's needed to pinpoint the exact moment it went irregular to avoid further complications. So, they used his fitbit! Thankfully, doctors were able to eliminate a lot of the 'unknowns' and narrow down the possibilities.
Bravo says the Fitbit was a Christmas present from his wife, that he now intends on wearing everyday.
And now, I MAY consider one...maybe.
Watch the video from 6abc:
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