Friday, August 31, 2012

Veterinary Highlights: Veterinary Electrocardiogram (ECG) Made Simple

An electrocardiogram (ECG/EKG), is a test that records the electrical activity of the heart. It is used to detect and locate the source of heart problems.

An ECG shows how fast the heart is beating, the heart’s rhythm (steady or irregular), and it records the strength and timing of the electrical signals as they pass through each part of the heart. It also records the strength and timing of the electrical signals as they pass through each part of the heart.
San Francisco-based AliveCor,  originator of the  iPhone ECG, is going to the dogs.

The company is now marketing an iPhone-based veterinary heart monitor to veterinary health professionals and pet owners.

The AliveCor Veterinary Heart Monitor is a plastic case with two metal electrodes that snaps onto the back of an iPhone 4 or 4S. It takes single-lead ECG waveforms for canine, feline and equine patients, either in a clinic or at home.



The corresponding app the displays the waveform, allowing to add notes to the graph. All data is then automatically uploaded to an AliveCor cloud server.

Pretty cool stuff.

With Jasmine's episodes, some type of arrhythmia was considered a number of times. How cool would it be to get a reading right during an episode?

Source article: AliveCor introduces veterinary ECG for iPhone

3 comments

  1. Wow. We could totally use one of those! I refuse to go to the vet and Mom has to monitor my heart rate for my hyperactive thyroid. She has to wrestle with me and a stethoscope which is nearly impossible cause I usually start to purr the minute she touches me. ; )

    Cokes

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    1. It looks pretty affordable; if your vet is set up to use it, might be worth it.

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  2. Wow, that looks totally cool!!

    Wags to all,

    Your pal Snoopy :)

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