AfibAlert device

Atrial Fibrillation Monitor

AfibAlert FAQ

What is the AfibAlert™?
The AfibAlert is the first monitor designed for daily use in the home that records and analyzes your heart rhythm for atrial fibrillation. If the red light illuminates, the patient should upload or transmit the saved data and alert their physician. For more information, go to the AfibAlert Product Features page. Go
Does AfibAlert test for other arrhythmias?
AfibAlert monitors for atrial fibrillation only. It will not detect other potentially life threatening arrhythmias, and it is possible that other cardiac arrhythmias may be present even if the AfibAlert registers a green light. If you feel you are in immediate danger, call 911.
Can I use the AfibAlert if I have a pacemaker?
No, the AfibAlert is not appropriate for people with pacemakers. The electronic pulses from the pacemaker regulates your heartbeat, which can lower the accuracy of the device.
Can the AfibAlert continuously monitor for atrial fibrillation (also known as AF or afib)?
No, the AfibAlert only determines the probability that afib is present during the 45-second testing period. It cannot alert you if afib happens outside the testing period.
Why is the AfibAlert better than other afib detectors?
The AfibAlert is the only long-term home monitor for the detection of AF. The AfibAlert is the only monitor that alerts the patient of the probability of AF. The AfibAlert records a 45-second, diagnostic-quality ECG strip for patient review or physician interpretation. You can test as many times as you feel necessary and you only need to transmit the data if you are having symptoms or the indicator alerts you to transmit your data. Go to the AfibAlert Product Features page. Go
How many tests can the AfibAlert store?
AfibAlert has thirty memory slots, one to store a baseline, plus a Cascading Memory™ system that cycles up to thirty tests through its memory system. Up to thirty recordings can be uploaded to the web site, or up to five can be sent by telephone. Read more about secure data transmission Go
What do the AfibAlert icon lights mean?
There are four lights that indicate different functions on the AfibAlert. The green light means that data has been successfully stored and there is a low probability that AF is present. The red light indicates a high probability of AF and the data should be sent to your healthcare professional. The yellow light signifies when there is poor contact with the electrodes and the test should be repeated. The blue light signifies when the recorder is acquiring and analyzing data. It also indicates when data is being transmitted. Go to the AfibAlert Quickstart Guide Go
How do I use the AfibAlert?
The AfibAlert is simple to use for intermittent testing of afib. It allows daily or even hourly checks in the comfort of your home or when you are on the go. Go to the How to Use AfibAlert page Go
How can I order the AfibAlert?
You can order AfibAlert through this website or by calling our order desk at 1-866-321-AFIB (2342).

About Atrial Fibrillation

What is Atrial Fibrillation?
Atrial Fibrillation happens with the heart’s atria chamber beats erratically or fibrillates (300–600 BPM). For a detailed explanation, visit our About Atrial Fibrillation page. Go
What is Afib or AF?
These are common terms used to reference atrial fibrillation.
Why should I monitor my afib episodes?
If you have afib, you are five times more likely to have a stroke than the general population. The American Heart Association states that Afib is a major cause of stroke or heart attack. For more information, go to our About Atrial Fibrillation page. Go
Will I know if I am having an afib episode?
Some patients are asymptomatic and are not even aware that they may experience AF episodes. Others may feel various symptoms at the onset of atrial fibrillation.
What are some of the signs that I may be having an afib episode?
If you have afib, you may not be getting enough blood to your brain and other organs. Patients can experience various symptoms including heart palpitations, shortness of breath, dizziness, fatigue or fainting. For more information, go to our About Atrial Fibrillation page. Go
What is an ECG?
An electrocardiogram (ECG, also referred to as EKG) is a painless test that records the heart’s electrical activity as a graph. An ECG is routinely performed when an arrhythmia is suspected.