Our baby boy had been home for only a week when the Owlet notified us that he had a heart rate of 300 bpm. Atticus was sleeping at the time and my wife and I were about to fall asleep when we received this notification. Being an EMT/firefighter, I assessed my son’s pulse rate and found that it was beating faster than I could count. We immediately decided to take him to the Emergency Room.
The hospital monitors showed a pulse rate around 300 bpm and also showed him to be in Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT). Our son was then transported to the local Children’s Hospital where they were able to bring him out of SVT with medication.
The hospital staff thought our story about the Owlet was exceptional and told us numerous times that if it had not been for the Owlet, we likely wouldn’t have noticed the signs of SVT for 24-48 hours, delaying treatment. We were able to go home from the hospital with our son 2 days later.
Atticus now sees a cardiologist who diagnosed him with Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome, a syndrome in which an extra electrical pathway in the heart causes a rapid heartbeat. He takes a small dose of Propranolol 3x times daily and has thankfully not had anymore SVT episodes.
Thanks to Owlet, we were able to get our son the early treatment that he needed.