Screening for atrial fibrillation by means of regularly performed self-measurements of cardiac rhythm using ECG is a stroke prevention measure recommended by renowned international experts.3
Heart rhythm disorders often occur only occasionally. That is why they are not always detected in the doctor's examining room or on a 24-hour ECG.
The Preventicus Heartbeats app allows you to measure and record your cardiac rhythm on your smartphone, without any accessory devices and in just a few minutes.
The functionality and application are explained to you in brief here.
3Freedman, J Camm et al. Screening for Atrial Fibrillation. Circulation. 2017;135:1851-1867.
Following your measurement, you will receive a conclusive PDF report. Your doctor can read this report like an electrocardiographic (ECG) tracing. Irregular heartbeats are detected and labeled automatically with an accuracy of up to 99% sup>4. The presence of absolute arrhythmia suspicious of atrial fibrillation is detected with an accuracy of up to 95%.sup>5
In addition, you can have the Telecare Services perform medical-technical analyses of your recordings. That way, certified, specialized medical technicians can rule out false measurements, verify actual rhythm abnormalities and give more extensive instructions on your recordings. The processed results and summarizing dossier can support your doctor in further diagnostics and treatment.
4Weber S, König N et al. Detection of premature beats using smartphone-based pulse wave recordings. Annual Conference German Society of Cardiology 2017 Mannheim.
5Krivoshei L, Weber S et al. Smart detection of atrial fibrillation. Europace (2016) 19 (5): 753-757.
The Preventicus Heartbeats app is a clinically validated medical device, created in close collaboration with cardiologists. Clinical studies have proven that the app's detection of atrial fibrillation is nearly as accurate as an ECG.
The quality management system in place at Preventicus GmbH is certified according to ISO 13485:2012. This standard provides the framework and specifies the international requirements for quality management systems, particularly those governing medical device manufacturers.