What Is An EKG Heart Monitor

An EKG monitor, or electrocardiogram, is a device that helps to give accurate measurements concerning the electrical activity of your heart by visualizing your heart’s activity on a straight line. This means that it can pick up on how many beats your heart produces per minute and if there are any irregularities that you should know about.

Traditional EKG Monitors

Traditional monitors make use of patches and electrical wires that are usually attached to your chest. As electrical signals travel through your heart, the EKG heart monitor will pick up and record these signals in a graph.

Normally, this graph would then be printed out on a piece of paper and be handed over to a cardiologist for careful review.  After analyzing your test result, your doctor will then suggest an immediate course of action if you have any serious heart problems.

Cardia Mobile EKG Monitors

Luckily, with all of the technological advancements in the health care industry, you don’t need to go straight to a doctor to get monthly heart check-up anymore. The Alivecor Cardia Mobile EKG device is a portable heart rate monitor which allows you to take unlimited EKGs wherever you are without needing to apply any cables, wires or patches.

As a result, you can go about your day and monitor your heart’s activity when it fits your schedule. Furthermore, the affordability of this device, compared to regular doctor appointments, really puts a spring in just about every customer’s step. When it comes to precision, it is also excellent at detecting atrial fibrillation (AFib), which is a very common type of abnormal heart rhythm.

How Does It Work

What makes the Alivecor Cardia mobile EKG monitor really special is its innovative nature and overall easy manageability. It works in unison with the Kardia Application which can be downloaded onto your iTunes or Google Play account.

After you have unpacked the monitor and successfully installed the app on your phone, you can follow these steps to record an EKG:

  • Open the Kardia app on your phone by tapping on the application icon
  • Tap the “record EKG” button
  • Make sure to place the Kardia Mobile EKG monitor near your phone
  • Place two fingers on each sensor, making sure to use your left hand on one sensor and your right hand on the other
  • Keep your two fingers on the EKG very still for at least 30 seconds so your EKG can be recorded accurately
  • When 30 seconds have passed you will be able to view your results

Although this device can be extremely beneficial for overall heart health, it is not intended to replace your annual heart screening. Furthermore, it is very important to consult a trusted physician immediately if this device reports an irregular heartbeat or any other type of cardiac abnormality.

Stand Out Features

Very Easy To Use

The small product is very easy to unpack and comes with in-depth instructions and overall recommended usage ability. However, it is so easy to use that you may not need to read through the instruction booklet at all. It should also be noted that this product accommodates all age groups and requires very little set up time.

Provides Continuous Heart Monitoring

Seeing as this product can be used any time during the day and at any location, you will be able to get peace of mind whenever you need it.

Continuous monitoring is made easy thanks to the fact that you only need to place your fingers on the EKG heart monitor to review the activity of your heart. Consequently, there will be no need for additional gels or wires like you would use with traditional monitors.

Unlimited Cloud Storage

If you decide to make use of all the benefits that come with a premium subscription when downloading your Kardia app, then you will have access to unlimited cloud storage. Essentially, this means you can save as many EKG recordings as you want on a monthly basis.

In addition to unlimited space, you will also receive mailed reports which you can take with you to your next doctor’s appointment.

Compatible With Most Smart Devices

Another stand out feature that you can count on is that this product is compatible with most smartphones and tablets. Seeing as it records your heart with a bit of help from the Kardia app, the fact that it is so compatible with modern technology will make this device a lot easier for you to use.

Fast Results

After resting your fingers against the EKG heart monitor for 30 seconds, you will be able to view your results. Seeing as the test period takes less than a minute, this device makes regular heart monitoring very practical for a busy individual.