ECG in only 30 seconds? Here’s how!
“The problem with heart disease is that the first symptom is often fatal.”- Michael Phelps
According to a study from the American Heart Association, 45 percent of heart attacks occur without any symptoms. This makes taking care of your heart health even more important! This can be done in several ways which we will discuss in this article, so keep reading.
Heart disease is a leading cause of death worldwide, and while there are plenty of ways like screening, doing routine health checks, exercising, and having a good diet which can reduce your risk of heart disease, but one sure shot way to check your heart health is by doing an ECG regularly.
What is an ECG?
An ECG/EKG, acronym of electrocardiogram, is a simple test used to diagnose heart conditions like heart attacks, rhythm abnormality, heart blocks, etc, and monitor heart health. It is a common and painless test that records the electrical activity of the heart and is non invasive.
Importance of doing an ECG test
ECG is recommended to detect:-
- Look for the cause of chest pain.
- Identify irregular heartbeats.
- Understand how well your medicines are working.
- See how well an implanted pacemaker is working.
- Detecting heart attacks.
- Determine your heart’s overall health before and after surgery.
- Screening tool for Heart Health.
The traditional way of doing an ECG test involves using electrodes which are small patches that stick to the skin and placing them in certain body parts such as the chest, arms, and legs. These electrodes are connected to the ECG machines through wire leads and the ECG machine then records the electrical activity of the heart which is traced on a screen or printed out. During the ECG test, no electricity is sent into the body and the test is carried out while lying down and resting.
But this traditional way is time-consuming, limited to only hospitals/certain labs, and awkward if full privacy is not ensured, hence researchers/innovators have come up with a new age way which is quicker and more convenient to check ECG in 30 seconds, on the go, anywhere, anytime.
Traditional ECG VS Alivecor India’s Kardia 6L integrated with NH App
Assurance by NanoHealth partnered with Alivecor India to bring you the most advanced medical-grade device, Alivecor India’s Kardia 6L that allows you to take care of your heart health in the comfort of your home. This wireless device is the world’s only US FDA-cleared personal 6-lead ECG device that monitors your heart rate making heart care easy for both patients and doctors.
Compared to the traditional ECG method, Alivecor India’s Kardia 6L is a compact, powerful, and portable easy-to-use device that allows you to take an ECG in only 30 seconds which is as accurate as one taken through conventional methods!
You can take care of your heart health at the ease of your fingertips without any hassle of gels or wires and you get quick and accurate ECG recordings on your Android or iOS smartphone with precise information. You can do an ECG with this device multiple times for anyone and from anywhere.
The device also detects the 3 most common heart arrhythmias: atrial fibrillation, bradycardia (slow heart rate), and tachycardia (fast heart rate), which are leading indicators of cardiovascular diseases.
Now that you know why ECG is important, let’s see how we can check it through our app. Within a few seconds, the device can send you an automated response to let you know if your heart rhythm is normal or if you're in atrial fibrillation.
Checking your ECG through the NH App
Step 1: Download the ‘Assurance by NanoHealth’ App on your android or iOS smartphone.
Step 2: Sign up / Log in to the app with your details.
Step 3: On the landing page, click the (+) button which is in the right bottom corner.
Step 4: After clicking the (+) button, choose the ‘Record ECG’ button.
Step 5: Now pair the ECG device to your mobile by turning on Bluetooth. Your device is now paired with the Assurance app and your mobile.
Step 6: To check your ECG, lightly put your thumbs on the top electrodes with the ‘A’ on the device facing you (single lead) or holding the device in the same position on your thumbs, place the device at the left ankle or left knee (6-lead); Hold this position patiently for 30 seconds.
Step 7: Your ECG will start recording and within 30 seconds, your ECG report will be ready.
Click on ✅ in the right top corner and the reports will be saved in your history which is under the ‘My Health’ option (below) on the landing page of the app.
You can share these reports with your doctor or book a consultation with our doctors on the same app so all your health records are in 1 place.
Assurance by NanoHealth: Your one-stop health & wellness solution
Assurance by NanoHealth is a one-stop solution for all health and wellness services with a strong focus on long-term health management. We are at the forefront of digital health and our solutions include health risks assessment, diagnostic tests, teleconsultations, pharmacy delivery, vaccinations, devices/nurses at home along with various disease-focused programs.
If you are interested in buying or renting the Kardia 6L ECG device from NanoHealth; call +91 91004 44004 to know more details.