by Jeff Brown
Paul Houle saved up all summer to buy an Apple Watch. He had no idea that this single purchase would save his life…
Houle was a high school football player. And after he finished up a hard morning practice, he noticed that his back hurt every time he took a breath… But he didn’t think much of it.
But later, Houle’s watch sent him a strange notification. The Apple Watch indicated that his heart rate was 145 beats per minute… 60 to 80 beats higher than normal. He told his trainer, who examined him and immediately drove him to the ER.
Houle was suffering from rhabdomyolysis, a serious condition that can result from muscle strain and overexertion.