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Phone App Helps Doctors Make Right Call in Treating Heart Patients, University of Edinburgh Reveals



9/3/2013 11:19:52 AM

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A smart phone app could help doctors more easily identify patients who are at risk of dying within three years a heart attack.

The app will help doctors, nurses or paramedics quickly calculate the severity of a patient's condition and help them offer the most appropriate immediate and long-term treatments.

The speed and versatility of the device, which was developed by the Universities of Edinburgh and Massachusetts, will help doctors decide if a patient needs to be transferred to a specialist cardiac centre.

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