AliveCor launches new iOS-only app to auto detect atrial fibrillation in an ECG recording

AliveCor, Inc. announced today the launch of the latest version of the AliveECG app, which provides patients with free real-time atrial fibrillation (AF) detection in ECG recordings using its new FDA-cleared algorithm. The new app helps patients and physicians manage existing conditions with intelligent, personalized and easy-to-use new features. Tracking of medications, lifestyle choices and ongoing symptoms allows patients to have a better understanding of their health status. Advanced search features and enhanced graphical trends provide a more comprehensive and reliable view of a patient’s overall health.

“For years I have struggled with my AF. Using the AliveCor Heart Monitor and app allows me to detect my AF episodes and easily track my medications and activities. I can simply share those results with my physician during my appointment or even from home so we can figure out what’s impacting my heart health,” said Hank Luhring, AliveCor Patient, in a statement. “I have been waiting for a device like this, and I now feel a sense of relief and I am now more in control of my health.”

The AliveECG app and the AliveCor Heart Monitor can be used to capture ECGs anytime, anywhere with no time limit unlike traditional heart monitors, which have a maximum recording window of 30 days, uncomfortable leads and no immediate display. Patients can log their symptoms, activities and medications and work together with the physicians to determine the cause of symptoms in a simple and affordable manner. The AliveECG app also helps inform clinical decision-making through immediate detection of AF and patient engagement through tracking medications, symptoms and lifestyle activities.

“With AliveCor’s new app my patients can forgo pulse monitoring and paper-based logging which is often unreliable and incomplete,” said Jonathan S. Steinberg, MD, Director, Arrhythmia Institute Valley Health System, Adjunct Professor of Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine, in a statement. “When working with patients with suspected or diagnosed heart conditions, the AliveECG app assists me in determining which medications, habits and activities are truly impacting their heart health. I now have a more complete view about what is happening between appointments and can even give immediate advice about what to do next during an AF episode.”

“The national incremental cost of AF is approximately $26.0 billion, therefore it is our continued focus to help reduce the burden of AF on the healthcare system. We offer patients an efficient way to manage and track their heart heath,” said Euan Thomson, president and chief executive officer at AliveCor, in a statement. “The new AliveECG app makes significant strides in providing both patients and caregivers mobile health technology with clinical quality ECGs and analysis to improve heart health.”

The AliveCor Heart Monitor is intended to record, store and transfer electrocardiogram (ECG) rhythms. The AliveCor Heart Monitor also displays ECG rhythms and detects the presence of atrial fibrillation (when prescribed or used under the care of a physician). The AliveCor Heart Monitor is intended for use by healthcare professionals, patients with known or suspected heart conditions and health conscious individuals. The new app is available for iOS users only.

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Source: AliveCor, Inc.

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  1. GAWD!!!

    Your turn Android and Samsung!

    If anything you’re going to need the new iPhone 6 with this new AliveCor app so the iPhone can confirm the heart problems the iPhone 6 and 6 plus are going to give you!

  2. If this device can be scaled down to work an Apple Watch’s sensors, it will be a real game changer. It would be foolish if you had heart problems and DIDN’T have this.

    This could save 10,000 to 100,000 lives per year.

  3. People laughed when we used Apple “toy” computers, when “serious” users had amber screens. They laughed at us again saying no need for “toys” with Windows 3.1. They laughed even when we talked to spacecraft at JPL using “toys”. When they laugh now I hope they have an iPhone 6 to record any cardiac episodes. I wouldn’t trust Windows Mobile or Android or Tinzen with any vital, private information. Thank you, Steve. May we all continue to benefit from your living legacy — and a big thanks to all Apple employees, iOS developer visionaries and healthcare professionals and patients.

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