Heart-related diseases have been on the rise as the world faces an increasingly aging population. Atrial Fibrillation (AFib)is a common heart condition that causes an irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia), affecting 140 million people globally. 1 out of 4 people, above age 40, is at risk of AFib. This risk doubles with every decade after the age of 55.
AFib induces the formation of blood clots in the body. When these blood clots break loose and travel to the brain via the bloodstream, the person suffers a stroke. The risk of stroke is 5 times greater in patients suffering from AFib. The silent condition of AFib poses a challenge for clinicians. Many with AFib condition often goes unnoticed and untreated. Prevention is at the heart of reducing the risk of stroke in AFib patients. 3 out of 4stroke patients caused by AFib can be prevented.
Kardia Mobile has algorithms cleared by the FDA to give EKG results of Normal, Bradycardia, Tachycardia or Possible AFib.It can be used in many ways to do AFib screening.