Surface 12 lead electrocardiogram recordings using smart phone technology

Giselle A. Baquero, Javier E. Banchs, Shameer Ahmed, Gerald V. Naccarelli, Jerry C. Luck

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Importance AliveCor ECG is an FDA approved ambulatory cardiac rhythm monitor that records a single channel (lead I) ECG rhythm strip using an iPhone. In the past few years, the use of smartphones and tablets with health related applications has significantly proliferated. Objective In this initial feasibility trial, we attempted to reproduce the 12 lead ECG using the bipolar arrangement of the AliveCor monitor coupled to smart phone technology. Methods We used the AliveCor heart monitor coupled with an iPhone cellular phone and the AliveECG application (APP) in 5 individuals. Results In our 5 individuals, recordings from both a standard 12 lead ECG and the AliveCor generated 12 lead ECG had the same interpretation. Conclusions This study demonstrates the feasibility of creating a 12 lead ECG with a smart phone. The validity of the recordings would seem to suggest that this technology could become an important useful tool for clinical use. This new hand held smart phone 12 lead ECG recorder needs further development and validation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Electrocardiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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