Mobile app accurately screens for atrial fibrillation

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The AliveCor heart monitor integrates mobile healthcare with cardiovascular care to offer a comprehensive view of atrial fibrillation (AFib). In a recent study published in Circulation, the mobile application was shown to accurately detect AFib.

Developers emphasized the importance of data to produce an app for an older, less tech-savvy generation.

“Lead with data, not press releases. No healthcare knowledge leads to no understanding of the criticality of clinical validation—and that leads to no success," wrote David Albert, MD, founder of AliveCor. "AliveCor is built on clinical data—we are used at many of the best medical centers and have over 80 clinical validation publications.”

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