An app for people with heart failure wanting to track their symptoms and medication.
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What does the app do?
This app was developed in partnership with the Heart Failure Society of America to helps users to better manage their heart failure. Users can track their symptoms, physical activity, moods and vital signs (such as height, weight, BP), set up reminders for medication and appointments and view information on low sodium diet guidelines. The app allows users to share their health information with friends, family or health professionals.
|✔ App includes a 'treatment reflections' section where users can note challenges faced with their treatment.
✔ Can sync with a wide variety of fitness devices and apps.
|✘ App is reasonably complicated to use
✘ Needs constant internet access – won’t work offline
✘ Runs continuously, minor but constant battery drainage
✘ It didn’t provide background notification or reminders – the app needs to be running
✘ Medications list is US-based and does not include some medicines commonly used in New Zealand such as paracetamol.
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Date of review: July 2017
Platform reviewed: Android
App version: 5.4.4
Download size: 36.71 MB
The following references relate to articles about apps for heart failure.
- 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.
- Cajita MI, Gleason KT, Han H. A Systematic Review of mHealth-Based Heart Failure Interventions. J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2016;31(3):E10–22.
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