AFib: A guide for digital pulse checks

Patient guidance:
  • Check your pulse once daily and/or during any symptoms as instructed by your provider.  A good tip to check once a morning or at night when waking up or going to bed.
  • If the auto interpretation of the ECG is ‘normal sinus rhythm’ - great!
  • If the ECG is unexpectedly abnormal or you are having symptoms and the ECG is ‘readable’, considering sharing with your provider.
  • To share your ECG:
    1. Open the ECG in your Alivecor app on your mobile device
    2. Select ‘download PDF’ option
    3. When prompted, entered a password to encrypt the ECG – use ‘1234’ or one of your choice.
    4. Once the PDF opens, use the share link to send the PDF to the MyPennMedicine app.  Compose a message to your provider and the PDF will be embedded in the message.
    5. Include the password and the reason for sharing the ECG in the message.


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