Cardiograph lets you save results for future reference, but not just for yourself. It can retain results for multiple people! By using this application you can establish a profile for various people, including additional family members.
Similar to previously mentioned apps, it uses the camera on your smartphone. Unlike the others it's designed to work with multiple users, which could be helpful if you’re leaning on other people for support in dealing with AF problems and concerns.
Real Blood Pressure (BP) Calculator
This app accurately calculates your blood pressure, which provides useful information when trying to manage concerns over atrial fibrillation. The camera is needed, and your camera must have a built-in flash for this app as well. It measures your blood pressure using two fingers; one on the camera, and one on the screen.
The application allows you the freedom of monitoring your blood pressure without bulky BP monitoring equipment. According to reviews, the results are reasonably accurate.
CCS Atrial Fibrillation Guide
This app was developed to offer guidelines for AFib management. There are videos available for viewing where experts discuss the topic of AFib and the various aspects of the condition. Summaries for each chapter are listed with recommendations. Tools of this app include:
- Key references
- Stroke risk assessment
- Renal function calculator
- Bleed risk assessment
- A gallery for different electrocardiogram images
- Drug tables
This app is great for healthcare professionals to use, but it can be useful for a patient of AFib who tracks their condition diligently.
To use this app you need to have an AliveCor heart monitor, which costs around $75.00. The app pairs with the monitor. The Alive ECG app detects an AFib episode in real time, using an FDA-cleared algorithm to help patients to manage their condition.
Physicians will find this application helpful as well. It can be personalized and it is easy to use. There are also advanced search features that help the user graph out a view of your health over time.
The app is free but needs to pair with the AliveCor heart rate monitor to work.
Applications for Physicians
While the previously mentioned applications are designed for patients, there are some effective apps to help doctors care for patients with Atrial Fibrillation. The AliveCor Heart Monitor allows physicians to detect heart rhythm problems and prevent strokes in patients.
According to the University of Sydney, research suggests it offers a cost-effective and accurate way to screen patients and identify undiagnosed AF. This particular application is available for the iPhone and needs the custom case that goes along with the application to offer accurate results.
Managing AF can be stressful, but with the use of these applications monitoring your condition has never been easier. The ability to share this information with your doctor can also help create a more effective treatment plan for your condition.