Long term monitoring heart rhythm disorders using AliveCor / Kardia Mobile for Iphone or Andriod devices
How Monitoring Heart Rhythm?
Dr Boon Lim is a keen technology enthusiast and has started to use the latest FDA approved technology, the AliveCor, a simple device that can be used in conjunction with latest smartphones, including the iPhone and many other Android phones.
This has the potential to finally detect heart rhythm abnormalities which only occur infrequently, for example once every 2 to 4 weeks, and in 30seconds, the system is able to record an ECG. Dr Lim is able to then look at these ECGs recorded on your handheld mobile device in order to make a clear and accurate diagnosis, and initiate your medical management immediately.
“This technology has the potential to allow a clear diagnosis of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) to be made in patients with infrequent symptoms which would otherwise by very difficult to document by conventional 24 or 48hour ECG Holter monitors, allowing appropriate treatment strategies to beinitiated in the earliest possible time frame”