American Heart Association

AHA introduces smartphone app to help heart attack survivors manage their heart health


The American Heart Association introduced a free smartphone app at the beginning of May to help heart attack survivors better manage their heart health.

The “My Cardiac Coach” app helps monitor vital statistics, tracks medicine and gives exercises reminders.

“The app is full of great information. It […]

Most smartphone healthy diet applications fall short


NEW ORLEANS — Most smartphone applications claiming to improve consumers’ diet, nutrition or eating habits are not compliant with evidence-based scientific guidelines, according to a preliminary study.

Researchers studied whether 32 health and fitness applications featured on Google Play and the iTunes application store adhered to […]

Internet, mobile devices can help make healthy lifestyle changes


People are more likely to adopt heart-healthy behaviors when guided by the Internet, their cellphones or other devices, according to 23 years of research reviewed in Journal of the American Heart Association.

“Both Internet-based and mobile-based programs can help people become more physically active, eat better […]

Education and feedback may help improve heart health among high-risk groups

Using a smart phone app for education and feedback about heart-healthy behavior may decrease the risk for heart and blood vessel disease among young black women, researchers said in a pilot feasibility study presented this week at American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2014.

“We need to raise awareness among women […]

App helps doctors estimate heart disease, stroke risk

A new app from the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association will make it easier for healthcare providers to estimate patients’ risk of heart attack and stroke and guide their treatment accordingly.
The app, called the ASCVD Risk Estimator, uses a wide variety of health information to estimate 10-year and […]

SimpleScience@Heart: Speeding up heart attack treatment: There’s an app for that

 An experimental, inexpensive iPhone app could help save lives by speeding up treatment for the deadliest type of heart attack called STEMI.

 In a new study, the app transferred heart images in 4-6 seconds ― faster and more reliably than traditional methods such as via email or cell phones. The […]

SimpleScience@Heart: iPad app identifies neurological deficit among stroke survivors

A new iPad app can accurately identify a type of one-sided brain damage in stroke survivors.

The condition, called unilateral neglect, can cause stroke survivors to ignore or forget their weaker side. It usually occurs in a right brain stroke, when someone fails to use their left side. Profound neglect […]