Have you ever experienced any of the following symptoms?
shortness of breath
fast or irregular heartbeat
slow or fast heartbeat

The sensation of irregular heartbeat, fast or slow, is generally described as palpitations and may be the result of abnormalities in the electrical activity of the heart. The first step in identifying if this abnormality exists is an electrocardiogram (ECG) that can now be obtained using the HeartCheck PEN. This ECG can then be viewed by a qualified health care provider to determine if there are any irregularities.

Heart disease and stroke are the most significant causes of death and disability in the world. Early recognition of heart disease is pivotal in order to implement appropriate treatment.

One of the common examples is the diagnosis of atrial fibrillation (AF) which is responsible for one in four strokes. However, if appropriate treatment is instituted early enough the risk of stroke can be reduced by 75%

Lightheadedness is a very common symptom and may have many causes such as low blood pressure, as felt when standing up rapidly from a lying position. However, low blood pressure may be a result of a very slow or a very fast heart beat not allowing the heart to pump enough blood to our brain, thus giving us the feeling of near fainting. The HeartCheck™ PEN can help you quickly take your pulse and your ECG to determine if there is a problem.

As we age, the risk of heart disease becomes greater. Most of us already know someone with heart disease. The most significant and widely recognized aquired risk factors for heart disease after age are:

  Diabetes Smoking
  High blood pressure Sedentary Lifestyle
  High cholesterol Obesity

Exercise and a healthy life style including appropriate diet have been identified as important steps in decreasing the chance of heart disease. The HeartCheck PEN is a partner in helping you stay connected and will help you monitor your heart beat and your ECG in the scenario you feel short of breath or any other symptom and want to know what your ECG shows. The HeartCheck PEN in conjunction with ECG review by a qualified health care provider will tell you if the abnormal heart, slow or fast, may be the reason for the unusual shortness of breath.