'Heart for Heart' is an app making use of the power of crowds to provide people with an effective at-home screening system for the most common heart rhythm disorder. The app is asking anyone — no matter their age, current health, or health history — to participate in a short screening test, and the data collected from these tests will be used to perfect the final at-home screening system that patients will eventually use.
Heart for Heart is designed to screen for atrial fibrillation, known more commonly as a-fib. According to Heart for Heart's website, there are as many as three million a-fib patients in the US alone and the condition leads to 250,000 sudden deaths in the US annually, making it the second-leading cause of stroke. Clearly, an initiative like Heart for Heart is an important one.