Atrial fibrillation may sound harmless, but it is actually a life-threatening heart rhythm disorder. It affects 2 million people in Germany.
In atrial fibrillation, the heart beats irregularly, causing blood to flow back and forth in the atria for too long and too slowly, which can lead to blood clots. If a blood clot travels to the brain and blocks an artery, it can cause a stroke.
Atrial fibrillation is one of the most common causes of stroke in older people.
The problem is that atrial fibrillation often goes undetected because people do not feel it.
The ECG patch is placed directly on the chest and provides an instant recording that lasts for at least 3 days. Artificial intelligence in the system improves data analysis and accurately detects arrhythmias. This monitor is suitable for use in medical facilities as well as for home use. Recorded results can be conveniently accessed via an app and shared with doctors.
A Norwegian research team has now successfully tested a special patch that makes early diagnosis much easier.
"The mobile ECG patch detects this condition in high-risk patients more often than conventional diagnostic methods." says Dr Edvard L. Sandberg.
It even detects silent atrial fibrillation with no obvious symptoms.
The ECG patch has been extensively tested in a study in Norway. It records every heartbeat and can even detect silent AF, which causes no obvious symptoms. This is why the electronic ECG patch detects atrial fibrillation much more often than conventional testing methods.
Doctors' surgeries, hospitals and private individuals can now look forward to the patch being approved as a medical device and ready for use.
In Germany the ECG247 is available in the MindTecStore.