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Medical devices to monitor heart rhythm (i.e., Alivecor, KardiaMobile)Heart Rhythm Conditions | Last Active: Sep 23, 2022 | Replies (26)
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Thank you for the detailed info, John! And intelligent speculation about the neuropathy, which my husband is beginning to suffer (Type II diabetic).
@frenchie333 , I moved your message to this existing discussion about medical devices to monitor heart activity.
– Medical devices to monitor heart rhythm (i.e., Alivecor, KardiaMobile) https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/kardiamobile/
I did this so you can read previous posts and meet other members like @galevin @windyshores @eileena @texas14 @elwood @slynnb @jenny2 along with @johnbishop who are familiar with monitoring devices.
Unless you’re always together you should each have a Kardia device. I keep mine in my purse with my medication so it’s always with me. It’s very accurate and I wouldn’t be without it.
My Fitbit also detects Afib but not right away and often hours after it has started. Apparently the Apple Watch is better at detection but I have no experience with one.
Hi @frenchie333, I have one of the first Kardia mobile devices and upgraded to the six lead Kardia mobile device. Pretty sure you can share the same device but would have to each have a Kardia mobile account on your separate mobile device. Here's some info that talks about it…
"Can two people share a Kardia?
If you wish to have another person use the Kardia Mobile device, have them set up the Kardia app on their smartphone/tablet or log out of your account on the Kardia app so that they can log in to their account on the Kardia app. The Kardia Mobile device can be used with more than one Kardia account and/or smart device."
— User Manual for Kardia™ by AliveCor®:
I started using the Kardia app on my iPhone with my Apple iWatch 6. It is a little easier that using the six lead Kardia mobile device that has the 2 pads on top and you hold it on your knee or ankle. You can also use it with two leads with just your fingers. My Apple watch just shows that I have sinus rhythm where when I use the Kardia device most of the time it shows I have Sinus with Supraventricular Ectopy (SVE). I took it in and let my PCP look at it but they really weren't concerned. I was more concerned with an AFib reading that pops up once in awhile. I also have neuropathy in my legs and fingers so I've always wondered if that plays a part in the readings.
I wouldn't totally rely on the device but I think it can give you some comfort. I would discuss it with your doctor just to see if they have any thoughts or may be able to provide a baseline if you buy one.