The AliveCor App Accurately Tracks Patients' Heart Palpitations

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - May 7, 2016
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AliveCor Heart Monitor is an innovative new smartphone app that is designed to make it easier than ever to track users' heart palpitations to a degree of accuracy that is comparable to the regular event monitors used in most patients these days.

The problem with regular event monitors is that they require the use of electrocardiographic electrodes to be hooked up to the patient's skin, which can be a source of considerable discomfort. This often causes many patients to not track their heart palpitations with the discipline that their doctor would expect.

However with the AliveCor Heart Monitor smartphone app, patients simply have to place a finger from each hand on the surface of an electrode that's attached to a special smartphone case. This hassle-free use ensures compliance, and guarantees the timely uploading of data to servers for access by caregivers.