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Unusual heartbeat?

Don't let undetected AFib lead to stroke

Early AFib detection is essential. But as the risk of AFib grows with age, its often subtle or mistaken signs leave numerous individuals undiagnosed.

Discover the sound of AFib

Detect AFib early by measuring your ECG at home

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AFib is a heart rhythm disorder characterized by rapid and irregular heartbeats

A normal resting heart rate is 60-100 beats per minute (ref. 1). In contrast, those with AFib experience irregular and rapid heartbeats of more than 400 times per minute (ref 7). This elevates stroke risk by five times, accounting for 20%-30% of all strokes (ref. 2).

1 in 4 adults over 40 will develop AFib in their lifetime (ref. 4)

While regular health screenings are crucial, they can occasionally miss AFib due to its elusive nature. As the risk of AFib grows with age, its often subtle or mistaken signs leave numerous individuals undiagnosed. Symptoms to watch for include palpitations, chest pain, dizziness, general weakness, and shortness of breath.

What's more, AFib raises the stroke risk by 5 times

This stems from the heart's upper chambers not effectively pumping blood, potentially leading to blood pooling and clot formation (ref. 5). If a clot forms, it might travel through the heart, circulate elsewhere, and potentially block a brain artery, causing a stroke (ref. 5).

High blood pressure is a leading cause of AFib in adults

It’s not uncommon for high blood pressure and AFib to both be present in the same person. In fact, one medical study found the following: High blood pressure was found to increase the risk of AFib by 50% in men and 40% in women6 and high blood pressure was the 4th risk factor after heart failure, aging, and heart valve disease6

But AFib also often strikes with no symptoms and can slip under the radar during routine check-ups — that's why regular home screening is vital.

Stroke outcomes tend to be more severe in individuals with AFib than those without

In one study, doctors compared stroke patients
with and without AFib, and they found the
following (ref. 3):

• AFib-related stroke patients stayed in hospitals for 50 days, compared to 40 days for others (ref. 3)

• Hospital discharge rates to go home, were lower for AFib stroke patients3

• There was a higher in-hospital mortality rate for stroke patients with AFib, than those without3

The same study also found that patients with AFib were more likely to have a stroke again, in comparison to stroke patients who did not have AFib.3

Catch early warning signs accurately, at-home

Monitoring blood pressure and ECG at home plays a crucial role in stroke prevention. It empowers individuals to identify irregular heart rhythms early, allowing for prompt medical intervention and ultimately reducing the risk of stroke.

Early detection, better outcomes

Spotting AFib signs early from home can prevent more serious complications with timely and effective interventions.

Know when to seek help

Home monitoring delivers definitive readings so you'll know if there's a heart rhythm irregularity, reducing the stress of uncertainty.

Enhance your doctor's insight

Reliable and consistent data from home assists in tailoring optimal treatment strategies.

Post-procedure assurance

Helps with monitoring progress after surgical interventions, ensuring care that goes beyond the doctor's officce.

Home ECG monitoring

How it Works

Monitoring blood pressure and ECG at home plays a crucial role in stroke prevention. It empowers individuals to identify irregular heart rhythms early, allowing for prompt medical intervention and ultimately reducing the risk of stroke.

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Important

Electrocardiogram recording is an effective test to check the condition of the heart, but it does not express all changes and symptoms of the heart. If the analysis results of your records show “normal sinus rhythm” but you still have symptoms, or if “Unable to classify” or “Unable to analyse is repeatedly displayed, please consult your doctor. Self-judgment and treatment based on analysis results is dangerous. Do not judge the recorded results (electrocardiogram waveform) or the messages displayed by analysing them on your own; consult your doctor. Self-judgment based on analysis results may lead to worsening of symptoms.

References:

1.NHS. Home. Health A to Z. Atrial fibrillation. Available at: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/atrial-fibrillation/. Accessed May 2023.

2.European Society of Cardiology. The ESC. ESC Press Office. Press releases. Available at: https://www.escardio.org/The-ESC/Press-Office/Press-releases/Atrial-fibrillation-set-to-affect-more-than-14-million-over-65s-in-the-EU-by-2060#:~:text=Atrial%20fibrillation%20is%20the%20most,are%20caused%20by%20atrial%20fibrilation. Accessed May 2023.

https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/atrial-fibrillation#:~:text=With%20Afib%2C%20electrical%20impulses%20fire,blood%20and%20pump%20blood%2Onormally.

3.Staerk, L., et al. (2017). Atrial Fibrillation: Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, and Clinical Outcomes. Circulation research, [online] 120(9), pp.1501-1517. doi: https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCRESAHA.117.309732.

4.Lloyd-Jones DM et al. Lifetime risk for development of atrial fibrillation: the Framingham Heart Study. Circulation. 2004 Aug 31;110(9):1042-6.

5.NHS. Home. Health A to Z. Atrial fibrillation. Available at: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/atrial-fibrillation/complications/. Accessed May 2023.

6.Verdecchia, P., et al. (2018). Hypertension and Atrial Fibrillation: Doubts and Certainties From Basic and Clinical Studies. Circulation research, [online] 122(2), pp.352-368. doi: https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCRESAHA.117.311402.

7.https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/atrial-fibrillation#:~:text=With%20Afib%2C%20electrical%20impulses%20fire,blood%20and%20pump%20blood%2Onormally.

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