Moshe, a 57-year-old Israeli-born businessman and father of three from Los Angeles, is an active cyclist who lives a healthy life. Moshe has always worn a sport heart-rate monitor, making an effort to track to his heart rate during and after exercise.
One August morning in 2011, Moshe woke up with noticeably strong heart palpitations. Alarmed, he checked himself into the emergency room (ER) at UCLA. After a series of tests, he was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation (AF), the most common type of heart arrhythmia, and was given medication to regulate his heartbeat. While travelling internationally a few months later, Moshe had his second AF episode and ended up back in the ER. After both ER incidents, Moshe met with his cardiologist who recommended that he begin taking daily medication to control his AF.
“Though taking medication was probably helping, I realized that I had no way of tracking my heart’s rhythm. I didn’t want to take daily medications for the rest of my life, so I began researching other options that could help me monitor my AF and get my doctor the information he needed to make the best treatment decision for me.”
After reading a news article about the AliveCor Mobile ECG, Moshe hoped he had found his answer. Moshe called his cardiologist immediately to get a prescription (note: the AliveCor Mobile ECG is now available without a prescription).
“Using the AliveCor Mobile ECG gives me vital information about my heart whenever I need it. It’s an on-the-go ECG.”
Moshe’s cardiologist at UCLA was similarly impressed with the AliveCor Mobile ECG, and now they work together to monitor his condition. Moshe sends his ECGs via email directly to his cardiologist.
“This is whole new level of convenience and reliability. I am not dependent on office hours and visits. The AliveCor Mobile ECG has eliminated my need to go to the ER every time I think I am having an AF episode. I feel more in control of my health and my doctor was able to change my treatment regimen so I no longer have to take daily medication.”