The Kardia Mobile 6L is the world’s first available 6-lead personal EKG device which is FDA-cleared since May 2019 to detect certain heart rhythms.
Introduction to Kardia Mobile 6L
I will assume that you read my Kardia Mobile Review as Kardia Mobile 6L used Kardia Mobile as its starting point, from an end user’s point of view.
Both these devices work in similar ways. The main difference is that the Kardia Mobile 6L can also work in “six-lead” mode. This captures way more data than the Kardia Mobile device which is a “one-lead” device. This allows more EKG graphs/recordings to be recorded for analysis.
Kardia Mobile 6L is a six lead solution. Other personal mobile EKG solutions out there are usually one lead solutions. A six-lead EKG provides a better view of the heart than a single lead EKG. This may give health professionals the ability to detect more heart conditions.
What Is Kardia Mobile 6L?
Kardia Mobile 6L is a small device measuring about 9.0 cm x 3.0 cm x 0.72 cm. A credit card measures about 8.6 cm x 5.4 cm x 0.1 cm. So the Kardia Mobile 6L itself is quite small. It has two electrodes on the top and one electrode on the bottom.
How To Use Kardia Mobile 6L?
The user runs the Kardia Mobile 6L partner app on their compatible device (smartphone or tablet) within range of their Kardia Mobile 6L device.
The user places their fingers on each of the two top electrodes and places the bottom electrode on their left knee (or left ankle or right knee or right ankle).
This allows EKG heart data to be captured by the app for a configurable period of time ranging from 30 seconds to a few minutes.
Once the reading is successfully concluded, the app then determines an Instant Result which is then immediately provided to the user. This is FDA-cleared to provide an instant result of Atrial Fibrillation (afib) or Bradycardia (with no afib detected) or Tachycardia (with no afib detected) or Normal rhythm in the captured EKG.
If it is not one of these results, the result is “Unclassified”. Options available to users here are the same options available to users of the Kardia Mobile Device, see How to manage “Unclassified” EKG Instant Results.
With Kardia Mobile 6L with its partner App, you might be lucky enough to capture interesting EKGs/interesting results. You can then share that information (the hard evidence that most medical professionals love) with your professional heart team so that the correct actions are taken. This hopefully has the result of you staying alive for longer because you are getting the correct treatment for your heart.
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Practical trustworthy six-lead mobile solution
FDA-Cleared – FDA Grants First Ever Clearance For Six-Lead Personal EKG Device in May 2019. A six-lead EKG provides a better view of the heart than a single lead EKG which may give health professionals the ability to detect more heart conditions.
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Final Thoughts Regarding Kardia Mobile 6L
Kardia Mobile 6L is a good solution especially if you need or want to keep on eye on your heart health yourself. You could show any applicable captured EKG results to your doctor or physician or cardiologist as those captured EKG readings are objective and also can act as hard evidence which is something most medical professionals like to see.
Why Kardia Mobile 6L?
Kardia Mobile 6L is a personal 6 lead EKG device. In conjunction with a compatible smartphone, you’ll be able to capture your own heart EKG reading on demand almost anywhere anytime and get an instant interpretation. Provides more data about your heart health than a 1 lead EKG device. Provides peace of mind when result normal. Provides objective evidence for you to share with your heart health team. FDA-Cleared to detect Atrial Fibrillation, Bradycardia, Tachycardia or Normal Heart Rhythm in 30 seconds.