|HONEY BEE SECTION
|Year : 2018 | Volume
| Issue : 1 | Page : 2
Department of Cardiology, AIIMS, New Delhi, India
|Date of Web Publication||4-May-2018|
Dr. Balram Bhargava
Department of Cardiology, AIIMS, New Delhi
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Bhargava B. AliveCor. J Pract Cardiovasc Sci 2018;4:2
In the innovation section, we review today a device called AliveCor. This monitors the heart rate and a single-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) and transmits it to a device, either a phone or a watch [Figure 1].
- AliveCor is a novel technology that gives an instant single-lead ECG recording on the mobile phone
- It is probably not useful for the patients or population at large, but is a useful tool for health-care workers. Being a single lead, it cannot provide information on heart attacks
- For health-care workers, it is useful for screening elderly patients for atrial fibrillation who are candidates for anticoagulation. Atrial fibrillation can also clinically be detected by examination of the pulse and auscultation. Even with the availability of this technology, the clinical examination should not be given up. Technology, innovation, research, and business interests put together are treasured assets if judiciously used.,,,
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