AliveCor developed a special iPhone Case and App (iECG) that help to do an ECG test yourself.
University of Sydney researchers found the AliveCor Heart Monitor for iPhone (iECG) is a highly-effective, accurate and cost-effective way to screen patients to identify previously undiagnosed atrial fibrillation (AF) and hence help prevent strokes.
Facts about Atrial Fibrillation
1- Atrial Fibrillation (AF) is the most common heart rhythm problem and it is responsible for 1/3 of total strokes.
2- AF increases with age and affecting more than 15% of people of above aged 85.
3- AF patient have 5 times more chances of stroke.
How to Use AliveCor Heart Monitor
Special iPhone case created for ‘AliveCor Heart Monitor’ has two electrodes. Patient has to touch the electrodes on with fingers from each hand and activate your iECG app in your iPhone.
The app senses skin contact on the sensors and when an acceptable connection is made it counts down to initiate the ECG recording.
All the ECG above 10 seconds duration will be saved automatically for future reference/reviews.
The AliveCor Heart Monitor does not use power from your iPhone; it has a 3.0V coin cell battery that will take up to roughly 10,000, 30-second ECGs before needing replacement.
Supported iPhone Models – iPhone 4, 4S and 5
App to download – AliveECG (Download it from Apple App store)
Cost – $199