Atrial fibrillation detection with just a smartphone

Atrial fibrillation detection with just a smartphone

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Atrial fibrillation is the most common heart rhythm disorder, and the risk only increases with age. A new cost-effective and easier mode of detection is made possible with only a smartphone.
9 Sep 2016 - General
It is great news that there is a new app in smartphone that can used to detect atrial fibrillation. Some patients who suffer from atrial fibrillation can be symptomatic of having palpitation, chest discomfort, which lead them to seek for medical attention. But, some of patients with atrial fibrillation can be asymptomatic. Early detection or atrial fibrillation is important, as this condition may cause stroke, especially in the cohort of patients with other concomitant risk factors as well. In t...
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Once again the scientists have won the hearts of heart patients. This will not less than fabulous news for especially those patients who are suffering from atrial fibrillation. AF is also termed as arrhythmia and may predispose to heart failure, stroke, blood clots leading to blockade of blood flow and other heart-related complications. It requires continuous monitoring through ECG and other such tests that are very costly and difficult to do. So this smartphone app is just amazing against such ...
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Wow! Just wow. The development of Technology always impresses me. Just imagine that this method of detection of atrial fibrillation has a sensitivity and specificity of more than 95% is really impressive. AF will be prevented because of this app. This is not only cost- effective. Since all of us have our smartphones, it is also easily accessible just fit to our lifestyle. Patients who feel unwell can check their cardiac status by simply lying down, and placing the phone on their chest, to obtain...
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