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HONEY BEE SECTION
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 2

AliveCor


Department of Cardiology, AIIMS, New Delhi, India

Date of Web Publication4-May-2018

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Balram Bhargava
Department of Cardiology, AIIMS, New Delhi
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jpcs.jpcs_17_18

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Bhargava B. AliveCor. J Pract Cardiovasc Sci 2018;4:2

How to cite this URL:
Bhargava B. AliveCor. J Pract Cardiovasc Sci [serial online] 2018 [cited 2018 Sep 21];4:2. Available from: http://www.j-pcs.org/text.asp?2018/4/1/2/231931

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].
Figure 1: AliveCor.

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  • 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.[1],[2],[3],[4]


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Gula LJ, Krahn AD, Massel D, Skanes A, Yee R, Klein GJ, et al. External loop recorders: Determinants of diagnostic yield in patients with syncope. Am Heart J 2004;147:644-8.  Back to cited text no. 1
    
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Sivakumaran S, Krahn AD, Klein GJ, Finan J, Yee R, Renner S, et al. Aprospective randomized comparison of loop recorders versus Holter monitors in patients with syncope or presyncope. Am J Med 2003;115:1-5.  Back to cited text no. 2
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Available from: https://www.alivecor.com/. [Last accessed on 2018 Apr 02].  Back to cited text no. 3
    
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Available from: https://www.imedicalapps.com/2013/03/physician -review-iphone-alivecor-ecg-heart-monitor/. [Last accessed on 2018 Apr 02].  Back to cited text no. 4
    


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