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U.K. Hospitals to Use New AliveCor Heart Monitor

More than 20 hospitals in the United Kingdom will use the AliveCor Heart Monitor during the 10th annual Heart Rhythm Awareness Week June 3–9, sponsored by Arrhythmia Alliance, The Heart Rhythm Charity in the U.K.

Heart Rhythm Week is an annual awareness week that aims to give everyone the opportunity to raise awareness and promote better understanding of heart rhythm disorders.

While manual pulse checks have long been a focus of educational activity during the week, this will be the first time that hospitals/GP surgeries – from the Highlands to Jersey – will use the new ECG technology.

The AliveCor Heart Monitor is claimed to be the first CE-marked mobile device-based ECG monitor that is used to record, display, store, and transfer single-channel ECG rhythms.

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The device snaps onto the back of an iPhone and is used with the corresponding AliveECG app.

Recorded rhythm strips can be of any duration, and are stored in the app and securely in the cloud for reviewing, analysis, and printing through AliveCor’s website.

Cloud storage is compliant with EU Data Privacy & Safe Harbor in the European Union. ECG data is accessible anytime, anywhere, it was stated.

“Helping people understand their pulse and how it can be a warning sign for a potentially fatal heart rhythm disorder has long been a cornerstone of our educational activity and forms the basis of one of our key campaigns: Know Your Pulse.” said Trudie Lobban MBE, founder and CEO of Arrhythmia Alliance and AF Association.

“During World Heart Rhythm Week and beyond, we will be encouraging healthcare professionals and the public to realize the potential of technology such as the AliveCor ECG monitor to ‘Know Your Pulse’.”

AliveCor, Inc. is a privately held company headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

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