Atrial fibrillation
and stroke

Atrial fibrillation is the most common cardiac arrhythmia. An estimated two million people suffer from it in Germany alone.

As the name suggests, atrial fibrillation is triggered in the so-called atria of the heart. Atrial fibrillation is often episodic and asymptomatic, which makes it difficult to diagnose. In addition, most people do not notice the condition.

Almost one in five strokes in Germany is caused by atrial fibrillation. That’s over 70,000 strokes a year, which often have a very severe course.

Most of these strokes would be preventable, as atrial fibrillation is easily treatable with modern medication. However, as only a small proportion of the population is routinely screened for atrial fibrillation, a significant number of people with undiagnosed atrial fibrillation can be assumed. This is why regular screening is so important.

Symptoms of a stroke can occur suddenly and include :

  • Paralysis/severe paresthesia on one side of the body: especially one side of the face and/or one side of the arms and/or legs

  • Severe headaches

  • Speech disorders

  • Visual disturbances on one or both sides

  • Severe dizziness

  • Loss of consciousness

What advantages does myritmo offer?

With myritmo, you can take part in state-of-the-art stroke prevention – with a certified top-class medical product.

  • It is a fully-fledged 3-channel ECG – developed by doctors for you

  • You receive your personalised findings, medically validated and evaluated by experienced cardiologists.

  • No waiting time – no referral – no cables

Your result in 48 hours*
Medically checked by a cardiologist
On request including a doctor’s consultation

* after receiving myritmo back

The heart consists of four chambers. Small, regular electrical heart currents ensure a coordinated pumping function of the atria and ventricles. These heart currents normally originate from a natural pacemaker in the right atrium.

Atrial fibrillation leads to the activation of heart currents at other points in the atria. These additional heart currents cause an uncoordinated contraction of the heart walls of the atria. Atrial fibrillation develops.

Only some of these current impulses, the fibrillation waves, are transmitted to the ventricles. This causes the ventricles to beat irregularly. Among other things, this can lead to a very fast pulse (tachycardia). One consequence of atrial fibrillation can be a decrease in physical performance, triggered by the poorer pumping performance of the heart.

As the blood in the atria is circulated more poorly due to the fibrillation, it flows much more slowly in some areas. This can lead to the formation of blood clots. In the worst-case scenario, parts of the clot can break away and be flushed out into the body’s circulation.

If such a clot blocks a blood vessel in the brain, a stroke occurs. Strokes triggered by atrial fibrillation often have a very severe course and often lead to permanent damage, disability and death. More rarely, it can also lead to circulatory disorders in the arms, legs, kidneys or intestines.

In order to prevent the formation of dangerous blood clots, atrial fibrillation is treated with medication that inhibits blood clotting. In this way, you can prevent a possible stroke by taking precautions.

Dr. med. Ekkehard Schmidt,
Cardiologist and co-founder of the Cardiologicum Hamburg

„The entire experience of my 40-year career as a cardiologist has been channelled into myritmo. My goal: a convenient, portable long-term ECG. For everyone. At any time. Without waiting times and cumbersome referrals.“


The wireless myritmo mini ECG makes stroke prevention quick and easy: with a certified top-class medical product – Made in Germany.

How to start your personal stroke prevention:

  • stick myritmo with the electrode patch on the chest – the recording starts automatically.

  • No cables – state-of-the-art technology – very comfortable to wear.

  • After the medically prescribed wearing time of up to 72 hours, simply remove it and send it back to us.

  • Our modern analysis software analyses the recordings and creates a report that is validated by our cardiologists.

  • You will receive your personalised report folder with your personal findings and a clear explanation of your values

  • If there are any critical abnormalities, one of our doctors will contact you immediately.

With myritmo you take an important step towards recognising your risk of stroke:

  • without annoying referrals,

  • without full waiting rooms,

  • without long waiting times.


With myritmo, screening is possible for everyone. The convenient and quick way to find out whether you suffer from atrial fibrillation.
simple – fast – safer

No waiting times 

…no more full waiting rooms! You can simply order myritmo here – the device is ready to use immediately..

No referrals

… the uncomplicated long-term ECG: it can be carried out quickly and easily at home – including a medical report by a cardiologist.

No Cables

… myritmo is as small as a passport photo and has all the functions of a medical practice ECG – only more modern, more convenient and without annoying cables.