iPhone device detects heart rhythm problem linked to stroke

A newly developed iPhone case and app have been used to identify heart rhythm problems, which could prevent strokes.

The AliveCor Heart Monitor for iPhone (iECG) detects atrial fibrillation (AF), which is the most common heart rhythm problem, and is responsible for almost one third of all strokes.

This new technology could greatly assist in improving early detection of AF and therefore prevention of stroke. The iECG is considered to be an accurate and cost-effective way to screen patients.

Read more at University of Sydney