AliveCor Kardia Mobile EKG Monitor is an FDA approved clinical grade monitor. It can check your EKG in just 10 seconds anywhere any time. It is a widely used monitor by the healthcare experts and cardiac patients. Since it is a medically approved device, the readings are accurate and it can be checked by a doctor for diagnosis and treatment if required.
Main Features of AliveCor Kardia Mobile EKG Monitor
AliveCor Kardia Mobile EKG Monitor is a very small and inexpensive device which is quite easy to use. This device syncs well with almost all Smartphone devices and can be used to monitor your ECG reading anywhere any time.
AliveCor Kardia Mobile EKG Monitor is for people who have diseases related to the cardiovascular system, especially Atrial Fibrillation. This device can detect irregular heart rhythms with great accuracy. You can then forward the reading to your doctor for further analysis and treatment if required.
Even if there is variation in cardiac rhythm, at times, the patient may remain asymptomatic, and the patient might reach a very serious situation when symptoms such as shortness of breath etc develop, weakening the heart muscles leading to cardiac failure.
You can monitor your ECG daily if you own an AliveCor Kardia Mobile EKG Monitor. This will help to detect if there is any variation in your heart rhythm and prevent it from progressing to a fatal stage.
Blood Pressure Monitoring
AliveCor Kardia Mobile EKG Monitor is not capable of measuring your Blood Pressure. If you are having Omron’s Bluetooth enabled BP monitor, and if you have a premium subscription you can record your BP and analyze it with your ECG reading to find out if there is any cardiac disorder.
The Kardia App can be used to track your dietary habits, sleep pattern, exercise, shortness of breath, palpitations etc.
It has a battery life of almost 12 months.
How to Use AliveCor Kardia Mobile EKG Monitor
At first, you have to open the app on your Smartphone and tap the record now button.
Next, you have to place your fingers on the EKG Monitor to begin recording.
The monitor can be used in different ways.
1) You can hold the monitor in your hands and then place the fingers on the monitor.
2) You can place the monitor on the table and then place the fingers on the monitor.
3) You can also attach the monitor at the back of your Smartphone using the attachment plate and then place the fingers on the monitor.
As soon as you place your fingers on the monitor it will start recording your EKG. It will take only very few seconds to read the ECG by the EKG Monitor.
You can opt for a 30-second, 1-minute, 2-minute, 3-minute, 4-minute or 5-minute recording. The best option among them is the 1-minute recording.
Analysis of ECG Reading
Once the recording is made the app will inform you about your ECG reading.
If your ECG reading is normal the app will tell you its normal. If your heart rate is outside of normal range it will give you an unclassified alert.
The ECG can be emailed to your doctor or anyone else using the app. You can instantly analyze your ECG using the app. Kardia also offers consultation with cardiologists. But it will cost a lot.
AliveCor Kardia Mobile EKG Monitor is a boon for those who are having cardiac issues especially atrial fibrillation. This device can be used for detecting any variation in your heart rhythm and thus helps in early medical intervention and treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions on AliveCor Kardia Mobile EKG Monitor
How can I attach the EKG Monitor to my phone?
The AliveCor Kardia Mobile EKG Monitor comes with an attachment plate to directly attach the monitor to the mobile case.
How long does the battery of AliveCor Kardia Mobile EKG Monitor last?
The battery on an average lasts for 12 months.
Can it be used to measure blood pressure?
No, you cannot measure your blood pressure using the device.
Does AliveCor Kardia Mobile EKG Monitor provide accurate reading?
It is an FDA approved clinical grade device and you can trust the reading.
What all does the device monitor?
The device can monitor your ECG. You can also use the app to track your dietary habits, exercise, sleep, shortness of breath, palpitations etc.