Note: With Firmware Release 841, we have introduced an optional Heart Sound Measurement Assistance Mode which can provide real-time feedback for correct positioning. Read about it here.
After a successful ECG recording, you will receive one of the following information:
- Normal Sinus Rhythm: A normal sinus rhythm means the heart is beating in a uniform pattern between 50-100 bpm.
- Atrial Fibrillation: AFib is the most frequent form of heart rhythm disorder, it can lead to heart failure and it is a major risk for stroke. AFib is a frequent condition as populations are getting older. High blood pressure and obesity can also lead to AFib. Some people who have AFib don’t know they have it and don’t have any symptoms. Others may experience one or more of the following symptoms: irregular heartbeat, palpitations, shortness of breath. If you are experiencing any symptoms or have concerns, please contact your physician.
- Inconclusive: An inconclusive result means the recording can’t be classified. This can happen for many reasons: hearth rhythm is too low, hearth rhythm is too high, signal is too noisy, signs of other arrhythmia.
Hearth rhythm is too low
The heart rate obtained cannot be classified as a recording. To obtain a full analysis, the heart rate must be above 50 bpm during the recording.
Hearth rhythm is too high
The recording does not appear to show any signs of atrial fibrillation, but complete diagnosis is not possible for a heart rate above 100 bpm. To obtain a full analysis, the heart rate must be below 100 bpm during the recording.
Signal is too noisy
There is too much interference for the recording to be classified. Place your arm on a table or on your thigh, relax, don’t talk, and don’t move during the recording. Refer to the help section to know the right gestures to be adopted and those to be avoided.
Signs of other arrhythmia
This sensor is capable of detecting atrial fibrillation, but is not able to diagnose other types of arrhythmias. This recording cannot be classified as normal rhythm or atrial fibrillation.
Note that atrial fibrillation can be episodic rather than continuous. This can cause the algorithm used by BPM Core to fail for some types of arrhythmia other than atrial fibrillation, particularly in the case of extrasystole (a premature beat of one of the heart's chambers which leads to momentary arrhythmia). With the BPM Core's medical-grade graph, a cardiologist can provide you with a more accurate diagnosis.
- A heart rate can be low because of certain medications or if electrical signals are not properly conducted through the heart. Training to be an elite athlete can also lead to a low heart rate.
- A heart rate can be high because of exercise, stress, nervousness alcohol, dehydration, infection, AFib, or another arrhythmia.
If you receive an inconclusive recording due to a poor recording, you might try to re-record your ECG. Click here for more information.
Important: If you are experiencing any symptoms or have concerns, please contact your physician. If you believe you are experiencing a medical emergency, you should contact emergency services.