Heart failure apps

Using a heart failure app can help you better manage your heart failure by:

  • reminding you to monitor your symptoms such as your weight, checking your legs for swelling
  • reminding you to take your medicines 
  • providing information on a low-salt diet
  • reminding you about your health care provider appointments
  • providing information on safe exercises.

The Health Navigator team has reviewed some heart failure apps that you may like to consider.

  App name Features Clinical score
Heart Failure Health Storylines app


  • Weight recording
  • Check swelling
  • Exercise tracking
  • Diet logging
  • Medication reminder 
  • Developed in partnership with the Heart Failure Society of America
  • Available from Google Play and iTunes
  • Cost: free
  • Read more about Heart Failure Health Storylines app
H2O Overload app


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  • Fluid intake tracking
  • Weight recording
  • Blood pressure recording
  • Medication reminder
  • Created by the National Kidney Foundation (US)
  • Available from Google Play and iTunes
  • Cost: free
  • Read more about H2O Overload app

References

The following references relate to articles about apps for heart failure.

  1. Masterson Creber RM, Maurer MS, Reading M, et al. Review and Analysis of Existing Mobile Phone Apps to Support Heart Failure Symptom Monitoring and Self-Care Management Using the Mobile Application Rating Scale (MARS). JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2016 Jun 14;4(2):e74.
  2. Cajita MI, Gleason KT, Han H. A Systematic Review of mHealth-Based Heart Failure Interventions. J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2016;31(3):E10–22.