CathMaps+—the world’s first mobile application for people with an elevated risk of a cardiac incident—integrates patients’ cardiac history with an interactive map of catheterisation Labs throughout most of the world. It now has been launched in the USA and its aim, according to a press release, is to provide peace of mind and emergency assistance to hundreds of thousands of Americans who are at risk of cardiac events.
The press release reports that the HIPAA compliant app, which is owned by Kickstart, is available for most Android and iOS users and is the only mobile app to integrate a patient’s medical records with an interactive map of catheterisation facilities throughout most parts of the world. The press release adds that app also allows cardiologists fast access to critical medical history in an emergency, ensuring more informed, personalised and effective treatment.
CathMaps+ was created by founder and chief executive officer Danny Oberman, who himself experienced a cardiac incident last year. Because of this experience, and his personal understanding of what it means to live with an elevated risk of a heart attack, Oberman envisioned creating a tool that would help alleviate the associated anxiety. As a technology expert, his vision is to provide other cardiac patients with peace of mind through a simple, easy to use and functional app in times of emergency.
“As a cardiologist, I must commend Danny Oberman and his company’s work on developing this new application,” says Jack Stroh, an interventional cardiologist at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and St. Peter’s University Hospital in New Brunswick, USA. “With the levels of heart disease on the rise in the USA, the medical community must remain vigilant in our efforts to provide patients with tools and information that can help improve their quality of their lives. I am pleased to have provided my own professional insights in the development of the application and I encourage my colleagues to consider CathMaps+ as an essential element of patient after care.”
The app is available in English and Spanish, and is now available on the App Store and Google Play for US$4.99. For more information, please visit www.cathmaps.com.