Atrial Fibrillation Detection (AFib)
The upper chambers of the heart (the atria) beat irregular (quiver) and mostly fast instead of beating effectively to move blood into the ventricles. This condition is associated with a higher risk for cardiac blood clots, stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications. About 10 % – 20 % percent of patients who suffer from an ischemic stroke also suffer from atrial fibrillation.
Premature Contraction Detection (PC)
Extra, abnormal heartbeats generated in abnormal locations of your heart, either in the atria (PAC) or in the ventricles (PVC). These extra beats disrupt your regular heart rhythm, sometimes causing palpitations (e.g. skipped beats) in your chest. May occur singular or repeated with various incidence. If not stress-related, they are a sensitive marker for a multitude of cardiac disorders, elevated ischemic stroke risk with PC.
Fast heart rate of more than 100 beats per minute (BPM) in adults. Unless being caused by physical or mental stress, indicator for cardiac and extra-cardiac disorders (e.g. coronary heart disease, hyperthyroidism, fever).
Slow heart rate, heart rate of less than 55 beats per minute in adults. Unless caused by endurance training heart adaption, bradycardia may be related to a multitude of cardiac and extra cardiac disorders (e.g. electrolyte imbalance, medication, coronary and / or valvular heart disease).