Afib Monitors in the News

News about Afib monitors and living with Afib:

March 2019
Look for AfibAlert® at This Year’s American College of Cardiology Annual Expo in New Orleans, LA (ACC.19) for a Hands-on Demo of a Better Way to Screen for Afib
Lohman Technologies will be exhibiting at this year’s ACC.19 Expo in March 2019.  A highlight of the exhibit will be a hands-on demo of the newest version of the AfibAlert® Clinical Manager application.  This new app enables care providers to increase screening for atrial fibrillation in an easy to use, highly accurate, and low cost manner coinciding with the strong recommendation for more screening by the AF-SCREEN International Collaboration.

May 2018
Patients With ‘Resolved’ AFib Maintain Elevated Stroke Risk
Atrial fibrillation (AFib) should never be considered fully cured, according to a recent study in The BMJ, because patients with this designation carry higher risks of stroke and death compared to people who have never had the arrhythmia. Read more on

February 2018

Most Important Factors in Considering In-home Monitoring for Afib
Technology holds great promise to make life better, especially for those monitoring chronic issues such as afib. Reducing visits to the ER, living active lives and having peace of mind are top of mind. And, having a device that provides high quality ECGs for physicians is critical. Read more about what physicians and usability experts say about the most important factors in considering in-home monitoring for afib.

January 2018
Screening for Atrial Fbrillation (AF) in the Elderly Population Reduces Risk of Stroke and Death

The AF-SCREEN International Collaboration comprising over 130 internationally recognized cardiologists, neurologists, GPs, health economists, nurses, pharmacists, and patient support organizations from 33 countries released a whitepaper recommending that screening for atrial fibrillation (AF) in the elderly population be increased to reduce their risk of stroke and death. Ad hoc screening can catch one to three percent of undiagnosed AF in the population between the ages of 65 and 75 which leads to a sizeable number of individuals being identified to be proactively treated before an adverse outcome occurs. Part of this recommendation was made due to the ease, accuracy and low cost at which screening can be done now with the advent of handheld ECG devices that detect AF. The AfibAlert® is one of those devices. Combining the AfibAlert® with the its Clinical Manager Application provides healthcare providers the means to quickly, accurately and cost effectively screen this large, at risk population.

August 2017
Cardiologist using hand-held heart rhythm monitoring to increase patient safety and reduce healthcare costs
Dr. Robert Baker is using hand held monitoring to positively impact his patients’ safety and increase his ability to stay connected to them.  A by-product of how he is engaging his atrial fibrillation patients is reduced cost by avoiding unnecessary trips to his clinic as he is able to monitor their heart health remotely.  In his video, Dr. Baker speaks to how he believes the AfibAlert® is game changing technology for how patients can be managed for the betterment of the patient, provider and payer.

February 19, 2017
American College of Cardiology 66th Annual Scientific Session & Expo
Lohman Technologies will be exhibiting at the American College of Cardiology 66th Annual Scientific Session & Expo on March 17th – 19th in Washington D.C. highlighting the AfibAlert® for the early detection and ongoing management of patients diagnosed with or at risk of Atrial Fibrillation. The AfibAlert® will be on display for demos and purchase in booth 2406.

February 7, 2017
Post-Event Cardiac Care
A helpful consumer infographic with tips for taking-care after a cardiac event.

September 28, 2016
New Study Associates Heart Attacks & Kidney Failure with Atrial Fibrillation
Patients, healthcare providers and payers now have more to be concerned with regarding atrial fibrillation (Afib) diagnoses. Increased risk of heart attack and kidney failure are now being associated to having an irregular heartbeat, according to an analysis of 104 studies spanning nine million people by the University of Oxford and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

August 18, 2016
The Effects of Atrial Fibrillation on Healthcare Systems
A physician-focused infographic illustrating the monetary effects that Atrial Fibrillation patients cause healthcare systems.

August 1, 2016
5 Ways to Enjoy Summer with Afib!
Whether you’re having fun in the sun at a faraway destination or trying to keep cool at home, safety is always a priority if you have atrial fibrillation.  Keep your Afib in check by following these helpful hints to ensure you enjoy the most out of your summer!

August 1, 2016
New “Pill in Pocket” Approach for Afib Treatment
A new study into treating atrial fibrillation found that patient’s self-monitoring their cardiac rhythms through a smartphone app may be a promising new alternative to taking blood-thinning medication.

April 2-4, 2016
American College of Cardiology Conference (ACC.16)
Look for AfibAlert at Booth #20111 aACC.16. This is an event where you’ll get first-hand access to late-breaking science and state-of-the-art clinical advances — the knowledge you need to transform cardiovascular care and improve heart health. A limited number of devices will be available at a special conference price for attending physicians to purchase for use in their practice.

October, 6, 2015
Johns Hopkins study used AFibAlert to monitor patients post-procedure
The Johns Hopkins Hospital Electrophysiology Division conducted a clinical study using MRI to Evaluate Radiofrequency, Cryothermal, and Laser Left Atrial Lesion Formation in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation.  Patients were monitored for recurrence of atrial fibrillation after catheter ablation. The researchers used the AfibAlert monitoring due to its high accuracy and ease of use for patients.

March 28-29, 2015
Get in Rhythm, Stay in Rhythm Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference
AfibAlert will be at the Get in Rhythm, Stay in Rhythm Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference hosted by is an organization created by patients for patients and welcomes you to join us for a weekend conference to learn all about atrial fibrillation.

March 14-16, 2015
American College of Cardiology Conference (ACC.15)
Look for AfibAlert at Booth 3518 at ACC.15. This is an event where you’ll get first-hand access to late-breaking science and state-of-the-art clinical advances — the knowledge you need to transform cardiovascular care and improve heart health.

August 27, 2014
Dr. James Grier from North Dakota State University reviews the AfibAlert® Heart Monitor
“AfibAlert® is very easy to use and works for anyone at any level of knowledge about ECG, whether you know or care nothing about the intricacies of reading ECGs, know a little or a lot about it, or are a cardiologist or other physician who has patients with it or perhaps even have Afib yourself,” says Dr. James Grier. Check out the handheld ECG / EKG review.

May 21, 2014
Paul LoCicero shares his experience with the AfibAlert® heart monitor
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What patients and physicians are saying:

"It is the right kind of solution for patients, because it's a lifetime solution and Afib is a lifetime condition. I'm very impressed by the device."
Dr. Hugh Calkins, MD, Director, Cardiac Arrhythmia Service, Professor of Medicine
"I wish I had had it years ago, so I wouldn't have visited the ER so often…"
Frank (patient)
"The algorithm for detecting atrial fibrillation is extremely accurate. Another benefit to me has been the quality of the strips recorded compared to other single lead heart rhythm monitors. These high quality recordings are useful in identifying and monitoring other conditions as well as afib recurrence."
Robert Baker, MD, FACC, Nevada Cardiology Associates
"I have had the monitor for several years and have to tell you that this unit has saved my wife and I many days of anxiety and stress in knowing that I was not in Afib…"
Sherman (patient)
"The AfibAlert is beneficial in the clinical research arena to monitor for recurrence of atrial fibrillation after ablation. The quality of the ECGs it captures is excellent. In addition, patients find it extremely easy to use which yields high compliance"
John N. Catanzaro, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Florida Health - Jacksonville
"I've had my AfibAlert for about nine months (Afib, for four years). It is easy to use and has taught me a lot about my particular Afib patterns. My meds were keeping my heart rate down most of the time and so I thought I wasn't fibrillating unless I had one of the big, obvious episodes; the monitor taught me that I was fibrillating quite often at low heart rates, too. I'm not sure I would ever have figured this out by myself. I only wish I had discovered AfibAlert a year or two earlier."
Mary (patient)
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