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Do you Know Your Pulse?

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As part of #WorldHeartRythmWeek, we are highlighting the importance of knowing your pulse. ❤️💚💙

To #ListenToYourHeart, we are giving you 24 hour access to a free ECG, courtesy of the Fibricheck app.

Simply download the app via the QR code on our Know Your Pulse poster linked below, and access your free ECG! 📲👇

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For further advice on how to download the link on your phone:

fibricheck.app.link/KYP2021

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Can some one tell me how to do this on an android phone please. It says it's downloaded to my phone, but where is it?

Jean

I've found it in my downloads, but clicking on it only takes me back to the original page advertisement.

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john6 in reply to jeanjeannie50

Hi Jean, I went into the link and pressed open, I then took a piccy of the barcode with my mobile phone which then takes you to fibricheck.app.link/KYP2021 it eventually should take you to the Google play store where the app is downloaded from there. It then says download pending, it does eventually download.

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jeanjeannie50 in reply to john6

Hi John, thanks for responding. How did you take a pic of the barcode if you were opening the app on your phone?

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john6 in reply to jeanjeannie50

I had a tablet on hand so took a piccy from it. The actual app is (I think) in the Google play store ie download from there.

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jeanjeannie50 in reply to john6

Ah, will have a go with taking a pic with phone from PC! Thank you, but don't go away yet.

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jeanjeannie50 in reply to john6

I can't do it!!! I give up!

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john6 in reply to jeanjeannie50

Sorry I had to go out and for the 1st time since whenever - I left my mobile home🙄

From what I can see it is [free] for 24hrs then there is a cost involved, if there is, then it will come off my mobile.

After all of the time that I have had Afib I know that my Cardiologist would believe me if I said that my pulse was xxx etc and I'm sure it will be the same for you. It might be advantageous to someone who has this intermittent condition to convince their GP that they have a problem, other than that I cannot see it being of much use to seasoned Afibbers.

Edit; In fairness and if [accurate] it also gives out a report of the PPG signal (Photoplethysmogram)🙄 and also a Tachogram of each reported heartbeat.

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Loafinabout in reply to john6

Fair point Re newly sufferers. I pay basic £3.49 pm and it’s been really worth it to show doc continuous AFib and get referral. I can also see how my heart is responding to exercise etc and to slow down if it’s looking too high. Health is worth spending less than the price of a coffee…

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Treschere in reply to john6

It costs just over one hundred for the app, but I have found it very good so far, it gives an algorithm immediate report and you can send that off if necessary to be analysed be a cardiologist, you then get a proper report back with suggestions. You can keep that report to show your doctor or email it. off abnormalities to be checked out. I have found that I have a thing called trigeminy

If you have an iPhone press the on/off switch on the side simultaneously with the white button below the keyboard. This action will take a photo of whatever you are seeing on your screen at the time and auto save it to photos

Thank you so much for that info. Going to write it down for future reference too.

Just go into Google play store, type in Fibricheck and it will come up, then download,(if not already done)then it will be there to open in your apps. You don't need to follow this link just go to playstore. I downloaded this last Saturday and it gives everyone a free 24 hour trial.

Jeanjeannie it will be in your apps. So if you open your apps on the phone you can add it to your screen.

Thank you

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Janith in reply to jeanjeannie50

Just take your blood pressure and you will get a measurement of your pulse … or use an oximeter … it gives your oxygen level as well as your pulse! Who cares to go through all of that trouble just to take your pulse just to sell you something that you won’t use. My take! No way would l fall for that.

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Hello Jeanjeannie50, thank you for your enquiry. if you follow the link above, it should send you direct to the fibricheck app where you will find further details on how to gain access to the free ECG. I hope this helps? Please feel free to contact me direct if you have any other issues info@afa.org.uk

I can't do it!!! I give up!

The link above does nothing when I click it. Where on that photo am I meant to click? Are you all using Apple phones? Mines an Android.

If I click on your link all I get is the same picture as above

I'm not in a nice mood now!!!!

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TracyAdminAdministrator in reply to jeanjeannie50

I am sorry for any inconvenience caused - I have sent you a PM.

I can’t do it either! I have an iPhone

There are a number of bad reviews for this app, I looked at it the other day but was wary about the costs involved.

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Loafinabout in reply to bantam12

£3.49 pm is worth it already. Being able to show my doctor 6 weeks of reports showing significant AFib was occurring was ammunition to get referred on rather than told to ‘soldier’ on😉

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Treschere in reply to bantam12

I have paid for it bantam12, after my 24hr trial I had a very comprehensive report sent. You can take as many ecg readings as you like in the 24hrs and when you have subscribed. I was happier to do this than pay Kardia every month which I believe others do, and probably at the same cost. I couldn't find any bad reviews

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baba in reply to Treschere

It is not an ECG, Kardia is.

There is no monthly fee to use Kardia unless you choose premium.

I have no shares in Kardia.

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Treschere in reply to baba

Sorry it is an ECG, Kardia are NOT the only supplier baba. I don't wish to offend but unless you have tried it you won't know. It has been throwing up things going on in my rhythm that I didn't even know existed! I also have an Emay which also records an ECG.

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baba in reply to Treschere

I am well aware that Kardia is not the only device to produce an ECG.

I have tried the Fibricheck, the graph it produces is NOT a standard ECG.

Then there is the problem of dinosaurs like me who detest mobile phones. Mine is only used to satisfy mobile banking regs and for emergencies and is so basic and ancient it is should be steam-driven.

😜

I also can’t get it . It constantly says that QR code is not right. I have tried fibricheck. I have iPhone. Otherwise it suggest £45 .99 a year. Is that correct that we should pay for it.

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baba in reply to Kittyca

You shouldn't have to pay for the free trial period.

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Treschere in reply to baba

No you don't pay for a 24hr trial

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Thank you to everyone for your comments. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused in trying to access the link. I have updated the post to include a link to fibricheck.app.link/KYP2021 for further instructions on how to access the app. Thank you for your patience and co-operation.

I downloaded it to my android tablet computer. It didn't work. Maybe my camera is not up to scratch.

I then got it on my iPhone and got a reading, with difficulty, need to keep absolutely still for a minute. Got a trace after several attempts.

It did say possible Atrial Fibrillation (AF), I'm in permanent AF. Got heart rate approximately right. The trace was odd no graph, that I can find, looking like a normal ECG.

Kardia is so much easier to use and gives a clearer ECG in my opinion.

I will be deleting this APP.

The same. I have also deleted it.

It took a while but managed to do it. Like others I kept getting qr code isn’t right and must have tried a dozen times. Was just about to throw my toys out of the pram when I hit the back button. Went back to previous page and it was ready to use?? Don’t know how that happened. X

I downloaded this Ap when I was first diagnosed. It’s very easy to use and you can save each measurement. At a recent consultation with my NHS doc I could show her 2 solid months of daily AFib reports and she ‘agreed’ to refer me to a cardiologist. NHS a long wait she said - so I agreed to her referring me to a private Cardo. I’m not flush with money but what’s more important than keeping your heart beating (normally)

The colour has been changed for those with a visual impairment

The result I had earlier, it has been automatically sent to be reviewed by a doctor

It seems unless you have a code, you have to pay for a subscription.

The iPhone/iWatch combination is expensive, but it works. This trace is labelled Atrial Fibrillation" (click on plus). The pulse rate is irregular - but it looks looked mostly OK to me.

ECG ¿AF?

As it so happened yesterday I had an Afib episode after carrying some shopping in and thought I would try the app to try and see what was occurring. When I first tried it, it kept coming up that there was no signal which was at odds with my mobile as it was showing a signal even though there was low cloud/mist outside. So I'm not sure whether it was the signal or whether it was my heart being all over the place.

Anyway I did get a reading and received the following;............." Hello John,

Your first 24 hours of FibriCheck have been completed. While you were measuring your heart rhythm, a few irregularities were detected. The results will be reviewed by our medical experts within 48 hours.

You will receive a definitive report which you can then share with your GP or cardiologist".

Unfortunately, the graph doesn't show like the one in "S11m" post, I will see what comes back and report accordingly.

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baba in reply to john6

The graph in S11m's post is from an iPhone/iwatch.

Fibricheck graph is shown in Treschere's post.

Hi John I don’t ask for a review by a physician as it costs extra (I’m a Yorkshire lass). I just generate the report that’s available in the Ap which then saves it for me to keep and I can also forward on via email to the doctor or show her when I have a consultation. It keeps them all within the Ap for you to refer/compare.🙂

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