LiveWell Louisiana

Tracking Heart Health

A new health monitor provides accurate EKG readings from a user's mobile device.
February 1st, 2017 by: Misty Miloto

February is Heart Health Month, and it’s a good time to think about the staggering statistics: Cardiovascular disease and stroke are the leading global causes of death for both men and women. They account for more than 17 million deaths per year and 1 in every 3 deaths in America. For anyone with a history of heart disease, the Kardia Mobile can be life saving: In only 30 seconds, it records medical-grade EKG readings that can be relayed to a doctor for analysis and diagnosis. “The device is smaller than a credit card, and it attaches to most smartphones — so it’s easy to take it with you anywhere,” says Maria Muro, publisher at New Orleans Living. “It also allows you to track palpitations, shortness of breath, dietary habits, and sleep and exercise patterns.”

In recognition of Go Red for Heart Health, Kardia Mobile is donating a portion of all sales in February to the American Heart Association., And anyone who makes a purchase on alivecor. com with the promo code, KARDIANOLA2017 will receive $10 off their order through March 15, 2017.