AliveCor, the company behind the FDA-cleared mobile ECG/EKG technology, is adding weight and activity reading to its iOS and Android apps. As a result, the press release reads, consumers will be able to 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. This, according to AliveCor, makes Kardia Mobile the first consumer-facing app that allows patients and physicians to view all five modifiable risk factors in one place. Also, by enabling users to view these results, AliveCor is putting more control in patients’ hands, all while improving patient-doctor relationships and applying machine learning to advance the treatment of heart disease.
“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,” Vic Gundotra, AliveCor CEO, said in a statement. “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.”
AliveCor has recently reached a major heart health milestone, with over 10 million user ECGs recorded.