A smart phone-based ECG recorder is non-inferior to an ambulatory event monitor for diagnosis of palpitations.
This oral presentation reported results from an ongoing trial evaluating the diagnostic yield of Kardia Mobile versus a 14-30 day event monitor, with the use of both devices simultaneously. All recordings were interpreted by cardiologists. All Kardia Mobile recordings were triggered by patients at symptom onset, while 44.5% of event monitor recordings were symptom-triggered. Among 23 patients with palpitations, the diagnostic yield for Kardia Mobile was non-inferior to an event monitor for overall rhythm disturbances, ectopy, and AF (33.3% vs. 23.8%, p<0.01, for AF). The authors concluded that Kardia Mobile can be used as a first approach for the diagnosis of palpitations.