India-based Apollo Hospitals has signed an exclusive collaboration agreement with US-based AliveCor to launch medical grade and FDA-cleared AliveCor Heart Monitor in India and South Asia.
The screening tool for arrhythmia has been developed to record, store and transfer single-channel electrocardiogram (ECG) rhythms.
AliveCor Heart Monitor, which is compatible with iOS and Android mobile devices, also displays ECG rhythms and detects the presence of atrial fibrillation.
Healthcare professionals, patients with known or suspected heart conditions and health conscious individuals can use the mobile ECG device, AliveCor said.
AliveCor president and CEO Euan Thomson said the company is pleased to collaborate with Apollo Hospitals on their mission to improve consumer access to healthcare.
"Together we can empower patients and their doctors throughout India with a simple, affordable mobile device to help change the way heart conditions are identified and managed," Thomson added.
Apollo Hospitals chairman Dr Prathap Reddy said: "We recognize the pioneering work that has been done by AliveCor in the U.S. and also, the great value that this technology can bring to patients as we work to address the problems of arrhythmias in India."
Image: AliveCor Heart Monitor. Photo: courtesy of PRNewsFoto/AliveCor, Inc.