AliveCor announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared a new iteration of their KardiaMobile device, the KardiaMobile 6L, the first 6-lead personal electrocardiogram (ECG) device.

KardiaMobile is a portable ECG reader that works with smartphones and tablets; recently the device received expanded approval for detecting bradycardia and tachycardia.

The KardiaMobile 6L adds a third electrode (in addition to 2 electrodes for both thumbs) for the left knee or ankle, allowing for a greater view of electrical activity in the heart. This forms an inverted triangle of electrodes known as the Einthoven Triangle, or a 6-lead ECG.

Commenting on the new device, Eric Topol, MD, cardiologist, Founder and Director or Scripps Research Translational Institute, and author of the new book Deep Medicine: How Artificial Intelligence Can Make Healthcare Human Again, said, “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.”

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The Company stated that the device will be available in June 2019 and can be preordered as of today. It can be paired to the Kardia app, which allows a physician to remotely monitor patients.

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