A new medical app has arrived on the scene. This time it’s geared towards those in the world of cardiology. The app, called iCath, was developed by a group of cardiologists from the University of Oklahoma. The free tool assists health care professionals in determining the appropriateness of diagnostic angiography and revascularization in particular situations based on the updated 2012 appropriateness criteria published in the Journal of American College of Cardiology. The appropriateness guidelines have been published to assist cardiologists to make good decisions based on data, best practices, and expert opinion in regards to performing angiography and revascularization in cardiac patients.
In a simple “green – appropriate, yellow – uncertain, red – inappropriate” format, the app addresses 166 separate indications for cardiac angiography and 180 clinical scenarios for revascularization. The app follows a simple scroll and click format based on topic, leading ultimately to a conclusion that performing diagnostic angiography or revascularization is either appropriate, uncertain, or inappropriate. It is very practical and non-time consuming and will be very beneficial for cardiology fellows, cardiac nurses, and cardiologists. This app will stay on my phone. Highly recommended.
Oh did I mention it was free and without ads?
Product page: iCath…