Cardiac arrhythmias explained
Nobody's heart always beats totally regularly. Cardiac arrhythmias can come and go, and everything often shows up fine on the ECG during the doctor's visit. Now, you can either record irregularities when you notice that something seems to be out of sync. Or, better yet, monitor your heartbeat regularly and prophylactically. As we know, almost half of all rhythmic abnormalities go unnoticed.
Just about everybody has the occasional heart palpation (extra beats). This app indicates these irregularities, but when they are within the normal spread, the traffic light stays green and you can rest reassured. But, whenever a rhythmic abnormality becomes relevant and needs to be discussed with a doctor, a clear-cut course of action recommended to you. These pulse curves help your doctor instantly visualize abnormalities and initiate the appropriate therapeutic measures.
Heart-healthy safeguard. Cardiac rhythm, pulse and blood pressure are your constant companions
The foundation for determining whether you’re heart-healthy is supported by three pillars: Measure blood pressure, then pulse and next analyze your cardiac rhythm. Your doctor does the latter with an ECG – and you can do the same monitoring with your Preventicus Heartbeats App.
Today's fitness trackers, smartwatches or apps mostly only measure your average heart rate. They tell you how often your heart beats per minute. But it does not tell you anything about your heartbeats’ regularity. That is the major difference over cardiac rhythm – the core feature of Preventicus Heartbeats.
How it works
The app is a class 1 medical device based on documented clinical evidence. The algorithm running the app uses the pulse curves to generate highly accurate calculations of any increased occurrence of premature beats (>5% of all beats: suspicion of mild cardiac arrhythmia, yellow traffic light) or the presence of absolute arrhythmia suspicious of atrial fibrillation (suspicion of significant cardiac arrhythmia) red traffic light).
Additional information is provided on relevant heart rate findings of bradycardia (chronically too slow) and tachycardia (chronically too fast). Any possible disturbances occurring during the measurement (wobbling, coughing, trembling by the wearer etc.) are detected and eliminated 100% automatically.
The Premium Version moreover features a print function that generates a PDF report. This report includes the 5-minute recording of the original pulse curves and a symbolic display of the R-spikes in each heart cycle. Thus, doctors are given a purely visual way to immediately evaluate the wearer's heart rhythm and the automatically generated interpretation.