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AliveCor’s KardiaMobile 6L Receives FDA Clearance for 6-lead ECG

Posted on May 14, 2019 by Medtech[y] Staff


AliveCor has been on a roll lately, first receiving clearance to detect Bradycardia and Tachcardia on their KardiaMobile device, and now receiving clearance for the KardiaMobile 6L, which is the world's first available six-lead personal ECG device.

"KardiaMobile 6L is the most clinically valuable personal ECG ever created, and another significant step in AliveCor's march to making heart care more convenient, more accessible, and less expensive than ever before" said AliveCor CEO Ira Bahr.

Learn About the KardiaMobile 6L


As the video shows, there are two electrodes on the top of the device similar in design with AliveCor's existing KardiaMobile. However, there is one additional electrode on the bottom where the user places their knee or ankle. This formation, known in cardiology as the Einthoven Triangle, allows cardiologists to view electrical activity in the heart from six perspectives or "leads." A six-lead ECG provides physicians with a far superior view of the heart than a single lead ECG, giving them ability to detect a far broader range of arrhythmias and other heart conditions, all without the hassle of gels or wires.

"I am impressed with the quality and simplicity of 6-lead smartphone ECG tracings which will unquestionably sharpen our ability to diagnose heart rhythm and conduction abnormalities. It's a welcome and needed step forward for mobile heart diagnostics," said Eric Topol, MD, cardiologist, Founder and Director or Scripps Research Translational Institute, and author of the new book "Deep Medicine."

The KardiaMobile 6L is available for preorder now at KardiaMobile6L and will be available in June.

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