Smartphone-based ECG urged for EDs to screen for heart rhythm problems: UK study

Curated Telehealth and Telemedicine Article http://telecareaware.com/smartphone-based-ecg-urged-for-eds-to-screen-for-heart-rhythm-problems-uk-study/ Researchers in the University of Edinburgh and also NHS Lothian conducted the trial 18 months in 10 UK hospital EDs, using a complete patient group of 243. The intervention group had been awarded a KardiaMobile and told to trigger it in case palpitations were sensed, with results delivered to a physician. 69 of 124 reported symptomatic rhythm using the AliveCor device over 90 times versus 11 in the management set of 116. Reporting was over four times quicker: the average detection time was 9.5  days in the intervention group versus 42.9 days in the control collection.
The study was funded by research awards from Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) and British Heart Foundation (BHF) which contained funding for buying the AliveCor apparatus. NHS England has issued announcements included at the BBC News article on how they’ve issued AliveCor apparatus to “GP practices across the country as part of the Long Term Plan devotion to prevent 15,000 heart attacks, strokes and cases of dementia. EClinical Medication (study) Hat tip to the always dapper David Albert, MD of all AliveCor
A UK study of sufferers reporting center palpitations at Emergency Departments (EDs) compared the use of regular care at the ED versus conventional care plus the utilization of a smartphone-based ECG (EKG) event recorder (the AliveCor KardiaMobile) to determine whether symptomatic heart rhythms were present. Frequently heart palpitations are transitory and triggered by pressure or too much coffee, but might signal a bigger problem such as atrial fibrillation which may lead to stroke, or other sorts of cardiac disease.

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