Thought I'd give a heads up to those of you thinking about buying a Kardia Mobile. Pretty sure this affects all Kardia models (6 lead as well), but not 100% sure.
The Kardia Mobile seemed like a terrific device for those of us who experience A-fib and other arrhymias. I was quite happy purchasing it and after I downloaded the app to my smart phone it seemed to work pretty good. At first I got a few "interference" readings as well as "undetermined" but then I got my first "regular sinus rhythm" reading and then about 5 "possible A-fib". These readings were spaced out over several days, so not all done back to back by any means.
A week or so later all I could receive were "interference" readings. I contacted AliveCor from whom I purchased my Kardia. They were most helpful. They replied that the reason for my issues was that my Samsung phone model, A71 5G, has not been tested or approved by AliveCor. So... They sent me a postage paid shipping label and I sent the Kardia to them for a full refund. They also sent a link for all the approved phones that a Kardia will work on.
I googled Kardia and read that "these devices are not recommended for pacemaker patients as they have not been tested for accuracy". However, I know folks like me who have them and are very pleased. I will be purchasing another in the not too distant future when I replace my phone with one of the approved models, which there are many.
Just wanted to speak of my experience to anyone contemplating the purchase of this device so they can make sure their phone is compatible. Best regards to you all.
You know you're wired when...
You take technology to heart.
But I think it will make me feel a lot better. My stamina to walk is already better, even right after surgery. They had me walk all around the floor before they would release me. I did so without being exhausted and winded the way I had been.