Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Smartphones will revolutionize heart failure monitoring

As AHA (American Heart Association) wraps up today, don't miss this story about "Smartphones Poised to Revolutionize Heart Failure Monitoring."

"With today’s smartphones, which will only get more powerful, we can evaluate cardiac rhythm, or our patients can," said Dr. David E. Albert, founder and chief scientific officer of AliveCor Inc., a manufacturer of mobile monitors, including the investigational AliveCor Smartphone System.
The tools and the technology are there to help cardiologists (and patients) improve the management of heart failure. Smartphones like the iPhone will be increasingly used for wireless heart rhythm monitoring. See this 2012 Journal of the American College of Cardiology article titled, "iPhone rhythm strip–the implications of wireless and ubiquitous heart rate monitoring."

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