AliveCor to Provide QTc Measurement for Clinicians Treating COVID-19 Patients
AliveCor, the leader in AI-based, personal ECG technology, announced it will offer a QTc measurement service on ECGs from AliveCor’s KardiaMobile 6L, the world’s only FDA-cleared six-lead personal ECG. This service will be offered for the duration of the COVID-19 emergency.
Starting today, medical professionals can use KardiaMobile 6L for patients, both in-hospital and at home, to evaluate QTc. ECG data will flow directly from AliveCor’s clinician platform to a nationally-known independent diagnostic testing facility, where QTc values will be determined and rapidly returned to front-line care providers.
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Unlike most personal ECGs, KardiaMobile 6L records Lead II data, which provides a far more accurate view of the QTc interval than the Lead I view. Prolonged QTc can, in some cases, lead to a fatal side effect called drug-induced sudden cardiac death (DI-SCD). This potential side effect is associated with the use of several medications now being used in the treatment of COVID-19. As a result, close monitoring of QTc is required once a patient is started on these medications.
“This new service allows a patient’s healthcare team to access QTc measurements in rapid order,” said AliveCor CEO, Priya Abani. “Our aim is to help reduce the burden on our already strained healthcare system, so that clinicians can focus on treating patients. By delivering this service, we are doing just that.”