What is an electrocardiogram (ECG)?
An ECG is the record of the electrical activity of the heart through electrodes.
How BPM Core measure an ECG?
BPM Core is recording a one lead ECG, thanks to two electrodes located inside the cuff, and one electrode located on the tube.
Is it a medically approved measurement?
Yes, BPM Core is under review to be FDA/CE cleared.
Why have you decided to integrate an ECG into a blood pressure monitor?
With BPM Core, we wanted our users to get a chance to detect Atrial Fibrillation (AFib), that is very prevalent, often asymptomatic and complicated to diagnose in the early stage. AFib could be paroxysmal and users may not be in AFib when they go to their cardiologist even if they felt some palpitations the week before for example.
A strong link has been established between high blood pressure and AFib. Accordingly to European Society of Cardiology, hypertension predisposes to cardiac arrhythmias, including ventricular arrhythmias, but most commonly Atrial Fibrillation (AFib), which should be considered a manifestation of hypertensive heart disease. Even high blood pressure is associated with incident AFib, and hypertension is the most prevalent concomitant in AFib patients.