MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- AliveCor, the leader in FDA-cleared mobile electrocardiogram (ECG/EKG) technology for mobile devices, today announced it is integrating weight and activity reading across iOS and Android platforms, enabling consumers to now capture five of the most important factors for evaluating the risk of cardiovascular disease: heart rhythm, blood pressure, weight, physical activity and resting heart rate. The company also announced Monday a collaboration with Mayo Clinic (see release here) and recently reached a major heart health milestone, with over 10 million user ECGs recorded.
Stroke, a major form of cardiovascular disease, is the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S. and a leading cause of disability, but up to 80% can be prevented. By giving consumers a multi-dimensional view of their health, AliveCor is putting more control in patients' hands, improving patient-doctor relationships and applying machine learning to advance the treatment of heart disease. The new capabilities make Kardia Mobile the first consumer-facing app that allows patients and physicians to view five modifiable risk factors in one place. Enabling users to view these results allows them to capture an overall picture of their own health and share readings with loved ones, ultimately providing peace of mind for everyone.
"Today we're giving patients and caregivers the ultimate gift, an active role in their total heart health anytime anywhere, not just at office visits," said Vic Gundotra, AliveCor CEO. "With these new integrations, AliveCor is expanding beyond just atrial fibrillation detection and giving patients more control over their own care. This combination of vital stats gives patients an unprecedented view of their heart disease risk factors, making them more engaged in their heart health care."
Android and iOS users will now be able to track their body weight from the Kardia app, by manually entering weight into the app or by accessing Apple Health or Google Fit. Android users can now manage blood pressure results by manually entering data or accessing the readings from Google Fit.
Devoted to delivering trusted medical-grade products for both consumers and physicians, AliveCor continues to work closely with the FDA for clearance of the Kardia Band, which is expected to be released in the U.S. in early 2017.
About AliveCor, Inc.
AliveCor, Inc. is pioneering the creation of FDA-cleared 'machine learning' techniques to enable proactive heart care and is recognized around the world for transforming cardiac care. The FDA-cleared Kardia Mobile is the most clinically validated mobile ECG solution on the market and is recommended by leading cardiologists and used by people worldwide for accurate ECG recordings. This simple to use mobile device and app-based service provides instant analysis for detecting atrial fibrillation (AF) and normal sinus rhythm in an ECG. AliveCor was recognized as a 2015 Tech Pioneer by the World Economic Forum and one of the 50 Smartest Companies in 2015 by the MIT Technology Review (#14). AliveCor is a privately-held company headquartered in Mountain View, Calif. For more information, please visit alivecor.com.
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