FDA Clears World’s First Credit-Card-Sized Personal ECG.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif – AliveCor, the leading innovator in FDA-cleared personal electrocardiogram (ECG) technology, today announced the launch of KardiaMobile Card, the slimmest, most convenient personal ECG device ever created. At the size of a standard credit card, KardiaMobile Card fits easily into any wallet and delivers a medical-grade, single-lead ECG in 30 seconds. KardiaMobile Card makes history as the world’s first credit-card-sized ECG ever cleared by the FDA.
“After disrupting traditional ECG monitoring with our game-changing Kardia platform, we have now achieved the unprecedented milestone of creating the first-ever credit-card-sized personal ECG,” said Priya Abani, CEO of AliveCor. “KardiaMobile Card delivers the most sophisticated AI in the most convenient form factor ever, putting the power of real-time ECG analysis directly in patients’ wallets and furthering our vision of becoming the 24/7 virtual cardiologist for patients when they’re not in front of their physician.”
The KardiaMobile Card uses Bluetooth technology to pair with a smartphone and identify six of the most frequent arrhythmias, more than any other personal ECG on the market. ECG analysis by a cardiologist, monthly heart health reports, and automated sharing of ECG records are all available to KardiaMobile Card subscribers. The device’s algorithm is based on AliveCor’s AI-enabled Kardia technology, which has undergone over 170 peer-reviewed investigations. KardiaMobile Card is AliveCor’s most portable and durable ECG, designed to withstand weather, water, and wear and tear. It allows users to take an ECG recording anytime, anywhere.
“The availability of a personal ECG that fits in a wallet will change the face of remote cardiac monitoring for patients and healthcare professionals alike,” said Darria Long Gillespie, MD, emergency physician and Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, AliveCor Ambassador, and founder of the TrueveLab. “As someone who lives with ventricular tachycardia and has treated patients with arrhythmias, I know how critical it is to access accurate ECG recordings in real-time. KardiaMobile Card has made this technology even easier to access, and it has quickly become the most valuable card in my wallet.”
At a time when both heart arrhythmias and hypertension, a risk factor for atrial fibrillation and other arrhythmias, are becoming more widespread, the KardiaMobile Card comes at a vital time. 1,2 These heart diseases have a huge financial burden. The cost of hypertension to the US healthcare system is projected to be $316 billion per year. 3 Furthermore, it is estimated that 80% of all cardiovascular illness is preventable4, emphasizing the necessity of providing patients with real-time data.
The KardiaMobile Card includes a one-year subscription to KardiaCare, a heart health service with over 130,000 customers that provides a range of advanced features to help them better manage and understand their heart health. ECG evaluations by board-certified cardiologists, monthly reports summarizing ECG and blood pressure data, automatic sharing of ECG recordings with caregivers, and the capacity to detect a broader variety of cardiac diseases are all included in KardiaCare.
KardiaMobile Card with KardiaCare is available for purchase at kardia.com for just $149.
SOURCE AliveCor, Inc.