Published on June 4, 2022 by AliveCor India

Why You Need A Personal ECG device

Heart health has never been more important than now! India accounts for one-fifth of these deaths worldwide, especially in the younger population, according to the World Health Organization.1

The cardiovascular disease strikes Indians a decade earlier than the western population, according to the Global Burden of Disease study, which found that age-standardized CVD deaths are 272 per 1000 people in India, much higher than the global average of 235.2

The growing risk of CVD burden in India is concerning, hence protecting your heart health is crucial. The good news is that heart disease is preventable. With the technological advancement in heart care, you can now track your heart health from anywhere without needing a monthly checkup. The ease of monitoring your heart health remotely using a portable ECG device helps to control CVD risk among people and maintain heart health.

In this blog, The experts at AliveCor, a worldwide leader in ECG monitoring, explain why monitoring your heart health is essential.

What is ECG?

Electrocardiography (ECG) is a quick and easy test to check the heart’s rhythm and electrical activity. An ECG displays the function of the heart graphically. After taking an ECG, the results are viewed and assessed to determine the condition of the heart. A personal ECG device can detect early warnings of heart disease, identify heart rhythm issues, and enable doctors to make treatment decisions.

The ability to obtain electrocardiography (ECG) from home is a significant medical innovation, and it has the potential to transform the healthcare industry.

Portable and remote electrocardiography (ECG) represents a significant medical development, and it has the potential to transform the medical industry. Heart monitors provide ECG reports via mobile applications, which allow the user to analyze the data in seconds after receiving it.

Why Use a Personal ECG Device? India has one-fifth of global deaths from heart disease and people are [3-20 times at higher risk of developing heart disease compared to others.]( constitute a fifth of,52 per cent among Indians.) While 23 per cent of deaths before the age of 70 occur due to heart disease and stroke in a Western population, it is a staggering 52 per cent among Indians. Personal electrocardiogram (ECG) devices help to detect arrhythmia like Atrial Fibrillation. It is one of the most common types of heart arrhythmia that causes the heart to beat too fast, too slowly or erratically.

People with[ AFib are up to 5 times more likely]( atrial fibrillation puts you,Afib%2C the atria contract chaotically.) to experience a stroke - and have a higher risk of heart failure. Portable ECG devices can help monitor heart rhythm when you’re at home or on the go within a few seconds. It detects early arrhythmias and helps you take action at the right time.

In case you detect any irregularity, personal ECG devices also help you connect with your doctor remotely. Your ECG report can be shared with your doctor via your smartphone to help him make a better and early diagnosis.

How does Portable ECG Device Works? Personal ECG devices entail a few steps and are convenient to use. AliveCor’s KardiaMobile 6L comes with three sensors built into the device. The sensors act as electrodes measuring and recording your heart’s electrical activity in just 30 seconds. The device stores your ECG report on a smartphone application so you can review and share it with your doctor.

KardiaMobile 6L - World’s First and Only US FDA-Cleared 6 Lead Personal ECG AliveCor’s KardiaMobile 6L helps you take a medical-grade ECG in just 30 seconds. You can detect arrhythmias like Atrial Fibrillation, Tachycardia, and Bradycardia. KardiaMobile 6L provides 6 times more data at your fingertips. The detailed 6-lead ECG reports help your doctor get a better view of your heart and provide you with better care.

An extremely easy to use, portable ECG device that you can carry anywhere.

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1 WHO. World Health Organization; Geneva: 2016. Global Health Estimates 2015: Deaths by Cause, Age, Sex, by Country and by Region, 2000–2015. [Google Scholar]

2 Prabhakaran D., Jeemon P., Roy A. Cardiovascular diseases in India. Circulation. 2016;133:1605–1620. [PubMed] [Google Scholar]

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