The alarming surge of heart disease: a global health crisis

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) pose a significant health and developmental challenge in the 21st century, as highlighted by the World Health Organization (WHO). These diseases represent a pressing concern for global health and development. Non-communicable diseases include cardiovascular diseases such as heart disease and stroke, cancer, diabetes, chronic respiratory diseases, and mental health disorders. Annually, approximately 41 million lives are lost due to these diseases, constituting roughly three-quarters of global deaths. This staggering figure underscores the immense impact and toll that non-communicable diseases have on global mortality rates.
Over the past two decades, heart disease has consistently held the unfortunate distinction of being the leading cause of death worldwide. Alarming statistics reveal that the mortality rate due to heart disease has surged significantly. Since the year 2000, deaths attributed to heart disease have risen by over 2 million, reaching nearly 9 million in 2019 alone. This increase in fatalities has elevated heart disease to account for approximately 16% of all global deaths, emphasizing the urgent need for effective prevention and management strategies to combat this pervasive health issue.

The impact of economic globalization on the heart is evident and significant. While western Europe and North America have witnessed a decline in mortality from coronary artery and cerebrovascular diseases since the mid to late 1970s, other parts of the world have not experienced the same trend. This discrepancy can be attributed to the effects of increasing industrialization and urbanization, which have improved living standards and extended lifespans for many individuals. However, these changes have also led to a shift in dietary patterns (including higher calorie, fat, and salt intake), increased prevalence of cigarette smoking, reduced physical activity, and higher rates of obesity. As a result, conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, and coronary artery disease arise, ultimately leading to heart failure. This condition is the culmination of myocardial damage caused by these disease processes, either individually or often in combination.
Even with today’s advances in heart care, heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 659,000 people in the U.S. die from heart disease each year – that’s 1 in every 4 deaths.

What is the portable ECG/EKG monitor?

The theme of this article is to provide a better understanding of portable ECG/EKG monitors and assist readers in selecting the most suitable one. These monitors are specifically designed for individual and family use, serving as valuable tools in preventing cardiovascular disease. With their user-friendly operation, portable ECG monitors allow users to conveniently record and display their ECG waveforms and heart rates anytime and anywhere. They serve as excellent companions for proactive health monitoring within the comfort of one's home.

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The significance of ECG/EKG monitoring

A portable ECG (electrocardiogram) device is designed to record and visualize the electrical activity of the heart, represented by a continuous line of peaks and dips. By measuring the electrical current flowing through the heart, it generates a distinctive ECG/EKG trace that is unique to each individual. The ECG can reveal specific patterns that may indicate various heart conditions, such as arrhythmias. In essence, an electrocardiogram provides a comprehensive assessment of the heart's functionality, enabling the detection of any abnormalities or issues that may be present and helping to identify the specific problem at hand. Regular monitoring with a portable ECG device offers valuable insights into the heart's electrical activity, assisting in the early detection and management of potential cardiac concerns.

Early signs of heart diesease

  • Shortness of breath:Difficulty breathing or feeling breathless, especially during physical activity or when lying down.
  • Fatigue&Weakness:Feeling unusually tired or weak, even after minimal physical exertion.
  • Rapid or irregular heartbeat:Heart palpitations or a heartbeat that feels irregular or racing.
  • Persistent cough &Swelling: A cough that lingers or worsens, producing white or pinkish mucus. Swelling in the legs, ankles, feet, or abdomen. This occurs due to fluid retention.
  • Reduced ability to exercise: Finding it harder to engage in physical activities or experiencing decreased endurance.
  • Sudden weight gain: Unexplained weight gain over a short period, often accompanied by swelling.
  • Reduced ability to exercise: Finding it harder to engage in physical activities or experiencing decreased endurance.
  • Sudden weight gain: Unexplained weight gain over a short period, often accompanied by swelling.

Unveiling the top 10 causes of heart disease

①High blood pressure
Elevated blood pressure puts strain on the heart and blood vessels, increasing the risk of heart disease.

Tobacco use damages blood vessels, reduces oxygen supply to the heart, and increases the risk of atherosclerosis.

③High cholesterol
High levels of cholesterol in the blood can lead to the buildup of plaque in the arteries, restricting blood flow to the heart.

Uncontrolled diabetes damages blood vessels and increases the risk of heart disease, heart attacks, and stroke.

A sedentary lifestyle leads to poor cardiovascular health, as lack of exercise weakens the heart and increases the risk of obesity, high blood pressure, and diabetes.

The risk of heart disease increases with age, as the heart and blood vessels undergo natural wear and tear.

⑦Family history 
A family history of heart disease, particularly in close relatives, can indicate a genetic predisposition to the condition.

Chronic stress and unmanaged mental health issues can contribute to high blood pressure, inflammation, and unhealthy coping mechanisms like overeating or smoking, all of which raise the risk of heart disease.

⑨Unhealthy diet
Consuming a diet high in saturated fats, trans fats, salt, and added sugars, and low in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, increases the risk of heart disease.

Excess body weight, especially when centralized around the abdomen, contributes to high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes, all of which raise the risk of heart disease.

Empowering heart health on the go: portable ECG monitor for convenient and accurate monitoring

Heart health anytime anywhere. Record 30 seconds’ rhythm and heart rate between two hands without cables. Easy operation in 4 positions.
①Easy to use and carry around
 Portable ECG monitor can be used at home, at work or while traveling in case of a heart attack that requires on-site evaluation. Unlimited recording and saving of ECG rhythms and heartbeats with no monthly fees. Convenient for seniors to record their own ECG and not have to worry about additional costs.

②Quick test with multiple test results
Heart rate beats are displayed on the LCD screen of the portable ECG monitor. Accurate conclusions and results are available immediately after 30 seconds of measurement. Up to 12 heart conditions can be detected.

③Save and share your data with your doctor
Upload data from your portable heart monitor to your computer to save, view, manage and print. Enjoy all services and features at no additional cost or subscription.

④Bluetooth or USB cable Connected with PHONE or PC without hided cost Search "miniEcg "on the app store, turn on Bluetooth and connect to the portable ECG monitor. Both Android and IOS phones support this software to transfer your data. The portable ECG monitor can be connected to a PC with Windows - Win 7 / 8 / 10. The portable ECG monitor works independently without a smartphone. PC software is free.

Applicable populations for portable ECG/EKG monitor

⭐The people who need to monitor or capture their cardiac condition whenever it occurred.

⭐The people who has Chronic diseases, especially coronary heart disease, chest pain, palpitations, myocarditis, diabetes, hypertension, obesity, dyspnea etc​.                                                       

⭐The people who has a Family history of cardiac diseases or people who are concerned about their heart health.

What are we compaired when choosing a best portable ECG/EKG ?

We looked at 4 portable ECG/EKG Monitor available on Amazon, and most of them cost more than $79. Portable ECG/EKG Monitor which under $79 are very rare, and most are in the $79-150 range. There are plenty of portable ECG/EKG Monitor that cost more than $79. The Portable ECG/EKG Monitor should also have the best price that can meet our actual needs for less than $150 is the best portable ECG/EKG Monitor. We indicate pricing using the following scale: $= Under $100 $$=$100- -$150 $$$= Above $150 Prices may change, so check for current prices.

①AliveCor KardiaMobile Personal EKG Monitor

Price level: $

KardiaMobile 1-Lead Personal EKG Monitor left 4.5 stars. Customer says they were mislead by the pay service and its not easy for android phones,was disappointed to see the latest generation of Android phones were not included on the official list of manufacturer-approved phones.


✅Easy to use


❌No screen
❌Only mobile devices can be connected
❌Need an app on your phone to use it 

②KardiaMobile 6-Lead Personal EKG Monitor

Price level : $$

KardiaMobile 6-Lead Personal EKG Monitor was left 4.5 stars by customers. It's not easy to use. You have to put two fingers on it plus press it to your leg so you can't wear it if you have symptoms randomly.


✅Easy to use
✅FDA-cleared, medical-grade personal EKG


❌No screen 
❌Only mobile devices can be connected
❌Need an app on your phone to use it

③Yihou Fitness Tracker Heart Rate Blood Pressure Watch

Price level : $

Yihou Fitness Tracker Heart Rate Blood Pressure Watch by Sonohealth was left 3.8 stars by customers. Display only visible five seconds before going dark,its not friendly to the old.


✅Digital screen


❌Screen is too small to read
❌Display only 5 seconds to read
❌Uncovenient to use

④EMAY Portable ECG Monitor

Price level: $

This kind of portable ECG/EKG has left 4.6 stars in the EMAY Store. More than half of the customers left 5 stars with whis portable ECG monitor. It can help customers identify potential heart problems, like skipped beats or premature beats or other indications while they wearing a heart monitor for two weeks.


✅Easy to use 
✅Easy to save results
✅Big screen to see results
✅Do not need an app on your phone to use it 
✅Has 12-lead


❌Can not have memory on 2 or 3 people

By comparing these four different products, we come to the conclusion that the best portable ECG/EKG has these advantages below:

User-Friendly and Portable Design
Portable ECG monitor can be used at home, at work or while traveling in case of a heart attack that requires on-site evaluation. Unlimited recording and saving of ECG rhythms and heartbeats with no monthly fees. Convenient for seniors to record their own ECG and not have to worry about additional costs.

Efficient Multi-Test Capability for Quick Results
The portable ECG monitor features an LCD screen that displays heart rate beats in real-time. Accurate conclusions and results can be obtained immediately after a quick 30-second measurement. The device is capable of detecting up to 12 different heart conditions, providing comprehensive insights into the user's cardiac health.

Secure Data Storage and Sharing with Your Healthcare Provider
Easily Transfer and Manage Data from Your Portable Heart Monitor to Your Computer for Saving, Viewing, and Printing. Enjoy all Services and Features at No Additional Cost or Subscription.

Bluetooth or USB cable Connected with PHONE or PC without hided cost
Search for "miniEcg" on the app store of your Android or iOS phone to download the software. Once installed, turn on Bluetooth and connect it to your portable ECG monitor. Both Android and iOS platforms support this software for seamless data transfer. Additionally, the portable ECG monitor can be connected to a Windows PC running Windows 7, 8, or 10. It is worth noting that the portable ECG monitor is designed to work independently without requiring a smartphone. The PC software necessary for connecting to the monitor is available for free.

Key factors to consider when buying 

What's the unique advantages of our products ?

In addition to the aforementioned advantages, our portable ECG/EKG with optional upgrades offers more additional advantages:

Early prevention and prediction: The portable ECG monitor is a device for checking ECG,which is applicable for family and individual user, it is a good helper to early prevent from cardiovascular diseases and reduce risks.

Intelligent design : achieves remote health management by using with mobile application, it can automatically start measurement, store ECG, upload data, download health conclusion and obtain doctor advice at the first moment.

rechargeable lithium battery: The built-in rechargeable lithium battery can continuously record for up to 500 cases in full charging.

Certificate guarantee: Our certificates guarantee the quality, safety, and compliance of our portable ECG/EKG. With certifications in CE, ISO, FSC, and FDA, we assure you that our products meet stringent standards and regulations. Your trust and satisfaction are our top priorities, and we stand behind the quality and reliability of our certified products.

Important information

The device is a portable, personal electrocardiograph unit designed for easy and convenient measurement of the heart's electrical activities. It is readily available for manual recording of temporary cardiac events, making it suitable for home health care use. The device can detect, display, and store ECG signals, and if feasible, it can also provide an average heart rate message following the ECG measurement. Users can independently utilize the device to monitor their heart condition. It is specifically intended for adult users who have cardiovascular diseases or for adults who are concerned about their heart's functionality in their daily lives. Please note that this device is not intended to serve as a conventional diagnostic tool, but rather as a healthcare tool that provides doctors with recorded data for reference purposes. Therefore, the product should not be regarded as a conventional diagnostic tool. 
①Do not use the device in locations subject to high temperatures or humidity. Use in the temperature within5~40°C and humiditywithin25%~80%RH.

②Do not wash the device with water.

Pre-set up time is within 30minsat condition of: warm from the minimum storage temperature until it is ready to use at ambient temperature of20℃cool from the maximum storage temperature until it is ready to use at temperature of 20℃.

Do not use or store the device in the following ambient conditions: Near fires or open flames. Locations exposed to strong vibration. Locations exposed to strong electromagnetic fields.

Do not disinfect the device in autoclave or gas sterilizer.

Such as skin allergies or skin damage, do not use this device.

The device service lift is 3 years. Do not throw away the device andaccessories when they can't work.If the device needs to dispose,it should meet the local laws and regulations requirement.

Please don’t use the device for infants weighing less than 10 kg.

Please don’t use multiple wireless devices connected to the product at the same time.

The device contains some tiny components that may be put into the mouth by children,which will cause asphyxia or damage to organs(including esophagus and stomach)so please keep it out ofreach of children.

How to use a portable ECG/EKG?

There are several measurement methods as shown in the following pictures.

Proper care and storage tips for portable ECG/EKG monitor

  • Non-maintenance personnel designated byour company, do not open the instrument case so as to avoid damage to internal components.
  • Any equipment maintenance and upgrades must be carried by the professionals who are trained and authorized of the company.
  • Prevent any liquid from seeping into the device as it will affect the safety and performance of the device.
  • The device should avoid the use of violent shaking or impact.
  • Do not place objects on the device.This could damage the touch screen.
  • If you do not use the device for a long timeplease charge the battery to full every 3 months otherwise it will cause permanent damage to the battery The device should not be maintained during being used.
  • Store the packaged device in an environment with temperature-40℃~+55℃ relative humidity no more than 95%atmospheric pressure 500 hPa~1060 hPano corrosion gas and well-ventilated room.