From a mobile fluid tracker to an app with a 3-D beating heart, these are the top 5 heart failure apps that every primary care physician and patient should know about.
Heart failure is a complex and serious chronic condition that requires both medical and lifestyle interventions, however, self-management can get complicated for patients. From tracking medications, appointments, symptoms, vital signs, and fluid intake to exercising regularly and eating healthy, patients can feel overwhelmed. The good news? There are plenty of mobile apps that can help patients stay on track. Our app reviewer selected the top 5 heart failure apps that you can recommend to patients to help them manage their condition. Above, we offer highlights of:
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HF Path™ is a self-management tool that teaches patients with CHF to track weight and medication adherence along with symptoms and allows them to connect with other patients.
H2O Overload: Fluid Control for Heart-Kidney Health is a mobile fluid tracker to reduce the risk of volume overload in patients with HF.
H2O Overload: Fluid Control for Heart-Kidney Health is available at iTunes.
Heart Failure Storylines is a unique app that allows patients to summarize their HF symptoms and history for clinical use.
My Cardiac Coach is a mobile tool to provide personalized recovery following a MI with interactive lessons for patients to learn about necessary lifestyle changes.
CardioSmart Heart Explorer is a dynamic app to help personalize HF education for each patient at point-of-care and features high-resolution cardiac graphics and animation to help relay key information.