AliveCor, Inc. announced that the FDA has granted over-the-counter (OTC) clearance to the AliveCor Heart Monitor. A mobile single-channel electrocardiogram (ECG) recorder, the AliveCor Heart Monitor is used to detect, monitor, and analyze irregular heart rhythms.

The AliveCor Heart Monitor records, displays, stores, and transfers ECG rhythms via a wireless Internet connection and the free AliveECG app for iPhone and Andoid smartphones. This information is stored online and can be shared with the patient’s physician.

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Previously, the AliveCor Heart Monitor single-channel electrocardiogram (ECG) recorder was available only by prescription. Shipments of the device will begin in March and pre-orders are now being accepted.

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