Technology | March 06, 2015

ACC Guideline App Upgrade Includes Full Set of Prevention Guidelines

App provides mobile access to guidelines, tools for treatment, heart disease prevention information

ACC, Guideline App, prevention, atrial fibrillation, clinical decision support

March 6, 2015 — The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has launched version 2.0 of their Guideline Clinical App. With the addition of the healthy lifestyle and obesity guidelines, the app now contains the full set of clinical prevention guidelines released by ACC/American Heart Association in 2013. These additions expand the collection of clinical guidelines in the app, which already includes guidelines on assessment of cardiovascular risk, treatment of blood cholesterol, atrial fibrillation, heart failure and valvular heart disease.

ACC’s Guideline Clinical App was developed to serve as a mobile home for all ACC/AHA guideline content and related tools. It includes an executive summary and top 10 points for each guideline, as well as a collection of interactive tools such as dosing calculators, scoring tools and algorithms useful to clinicians in determining recommended care

The original version of the app was launched in November 2014, with a second content release in December 2014. Version 2.0 of the app is part of a plan to continuously add guideline content, upgrade functionality and roll out fixes in response to user feedback. More guideline content and improvements are planned throughout 2015. ACC is conducting an impact and evaluation study to help inform future plans for the app. 

The ACC Guideline Clinical App is available for free and can be downloaded to a tablet or smartphone from iTunes and GooglePlay. 

For more information: www.acc.org

Related Content

Boston Scientific's Apama multi-electrode ablation balloon to treat atrial fibrillation.

Boston Scientific's Apama multi-electrode ablation balloon to treat atrial fibrillation. The technology allows different energies to be used for each electrode to prevent damage to the esophagus or other underlying critical structures. 

Feature | Atrial Fibrillation | January 15, 2018 | Dave Fornell
The development of atrial fibrillation (AFib or AF) ablation technologies over the past 20 years has been a constant
Heart Rhythm Society Partners With WebMD Education to Increase Atrial Fibrillation Awareness
News | Atrial Fibrillation | January 02, 2018
The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), in partnership with WebMD Education, announced in December the launch of a free, online...
The Boston Scientific Rhythmia Mapping System produces higher-density voltage maps without increasing overall procedure time.

The Boston Scientific Rhythmia Mapping System produces higher-density voltage maps without increasing overall procedure time. It was the first of a new generation of high-density mapping systems to be introduced.

Feature | Atrial Fibrillation | December 18, 2017 | Kenneth Stein, M.D. FACC FHRS
When I began practicing as an electrophysiologist in 1994, the dream of successfully using cardiac catheter ablation
Acutus dipole density EP mapping for ablation procedures.

The FDA recently cleared high-speed Acutus Medical's AcQMap High Resolution image and mapping system and the AcQMap 3-D Imaging and Mapping Catheter.  detects and displays both standard voltage-based and higher resolution dipole density (charge-source) maps. The system combines ultrasound anatomy construction with an ability to map the electrical-conduction of each heartbeat to identify complex arrhythmias across the entire atrial chamber. Following each ablation treatment, the heart can be re-mapped in seconds to continually visualize any changes from the prior mapping.

 

 

Feature | Atrial Fibrillation | November 07, 2017
November 7, 2017 — Here is an aggregated list of articles detailing the latest clinical data and new device technolog
The Watchman LAA occluder PREVAIL Trial 5-year results were presented at the 2017 TCT meeting.
Feature | Atrial Fibrillation | November 02, 2017
November 2, 2017 – Five-year results from the PREVAIL Trial comparing left atrial appendage closure (LAAC) with the B
UNC School of Medicine Receives $1.7 Million for Atrial Fibrillation Program Streamlining Patient Care
News | Atrial Fibrillation | October 23, 2017
October 23, 2017 — University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Medicine cardiologist Anil Gehi, M.D., will use a $1.
EMANATE Trial Shows Apixaban Lowers stroke in AF Patients Undergoing Cardioversion.
News | Atrial Fibrillation | September 01, 2017
September 1, 2017 — Apixaban lowers the risk of stroke compared to warfarin in anticoagulation-naïve patients with at
CASTLE-AF Study shows Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation is First-Line Treatment for Heart Failure Patients. Biotronic Ilivia 7 ICD.

The CASTLE-AF Study shows catheter alation of AF can be used effectively to treat heart failure in patients with an implanted ICD.

News | Atrial Fibrillation | September 01, 2017
September 1, 2017 — Final results from the CASTLE-AF study show a 38 percent reduction in the composite of all-cause
Overlay Init