caret icon Back to all discussions

Home EKG Monitoring

I was diagnosed with AFib 3 weeks ago and CHF this past Friday. Anyone use or can recommend a home EKG monitor?

  1. Hi. Good morning. I see you are new to our community, having just joined yesterday morning. Welcome to our heart failure community. I am glad to see that you are already participating here, in the forums. That is a great question! And one that I am also curious about. I. I have seen some patients come into my hospital to get an EKG (by me -- as that is one of my jobs) who tell me they became aware of changes to their EKG by an app that they purchased and used this as a prompt to call their doctors. A couple of these patients had watches that went along with apps. Although, I am also aware that there are other devices that can be used. I do hope that other members chime in here with what devices that they use. This also may be a good question to pose to your cardiologist. Perhaps he/she will have recommendations for you. What do you think? John. community moderator.

    1. Kardia Mobile. $79.00 at Amazon. FDA approved. Easy and accurate.

      1. this is what I use.
        Very easy to do and very reliable.
        I'm 70yrs old and was diagnosed with AFib this July. Had a cardio conversion and so far so good but is only been about 1 month

      2. Thanks for sharing what kind of home ekg monitoring has been working for you. How are you feeling since your cardioversion? I assume you are still in sinus rhythm? I hope that you are feeling well! -Lauren (team member)

    2. BP Doctor ECG5 has four heart rate monitoring modes: Watch wearing detection, chest stickers, ECG belt, and hand-held ECG. Although it cannot be compared with medical equipment, it is very convenient and can achieve 24-hour monitoring.

      1. Thank you for sharing your recommendation. We appreciate your advice. Have you ever had to use a device such as the one you mentioned? All the best, Lauren (Team member)

    3. I don't even know what the brands have been. I prefer the one you send back in a mailer that's provided and lasts more than 48 hours.

      1. Hi there, and thanks for taking the time to share what has worked for you. Have you been through may different styles/products of at home ekg monitoring? -Lauren (team member)

    Please read our rules before posting.