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%