The Heart App - An exclusive review of the Android App

Heart ailments have been growing in number these days. By the time the ailment is diagnosed, it is too late to take any remedial action. Ignoring the warning signs proves detrimental. Treatment could be possible only if the issues are diagnosed in advance. The Heart App is a new app developed by an Indian doctor. It aims at diagnosing the possible signs of any ailments pertaining to heart.

The Heart App is an indigenous app developed by Dr. Rajeev Rathi. Dr. Rathi is a senior cardiologist at Max Super Speciality Hospital. The app aims at finding the early symptoms of an heart attack.

How does the app work?

The app has a set of questions. The questions have multiple options. Any patient who feels any kind of regular chest problems can go through these questions and answer them according to his/her experience.

The questions contained in the app are of the same kind as those asked by a cardiologist when he suspects a possible heart attack. After noting down the responses by the patient, the Heart App calculates the risk involved as far as heart disease is concerned.


Is it really needed?

Well, of course - the app is a blessing in disguise. The earliest warning signs are often neglected as being simple fatigue, or symptoms. These warning signs appear just a few days before the actual heart attack. If they are treated in time, it can prevent a severe attack.

Most of the times these signs are ignored. A larger population does not understand the importance of these signs. As Rathi points out,
"I have seen innumerable cases, the patient has ignored his symptoms for days and by the time he reaches hospital, the damage is too substantial and irreversible"
Recognising the earliest of the symptoms and taking proper actions, the fatalities can be avoided.
This is exactly what drove Dr. Rathi to develop this app.

Salient features of The Heart App

A doctor will always ask questions to a patient suffering from a normal acidity too, to rule out the possibility of a heart disease. The doctor is aware of the questions, while the patient is not. What the app does is to give this knowledge to the common man. That is most best feature of the Heart App. It lets you analyse the health of your heart without the need to visit the doctor.

The app also has reading material about heart attacks, the warning signs and the treatment. The material can easily be referred in times of the need. The key points in a proper treatment of a heart attack involves knowledge and timely treatment. The Heart App envisages providing both these. The information contained in the app spreads a good awareness of the heart attack and the possible reasons thereof. That's where apps like this serve to the fullest.

A study conducted by a survey on the app has indicated that results obtained using the app have synced well with opinions by the professional doctors. Being designed by a cardiologist himself, the Heart App is truly functional.

In case of heart attacks, proper time management is of utmost importance. The app plays an important role in helping out both non medical and medical people alike. If used by a non medical personnel - it will help bring the person to the hospital early. If a paramedical person uses it, it can help to contain the attack by providing the assistance before the cardiologist arrives.

Anything to take care of?

Well, the App is indeed aimed at helping out the common man, but please note that it is meant to be a helping hand alone. The Heart App educates you about the heart ailments and related symptoms. It will not, and cannot replace the doctor and the treatment.

My views

Based on my experience with the app, I would treat it as the best aid to analyse your symptoms with the possibility of a heart attack. Whether or not you have an issue with your heart, the reading material provided by the app is quite good in spreading awareness. Bringing the healthcare and knowledge to the doorsteps of the common man is something you should appreciate. Coming from a doctor himself, it indeed is a great tool.

Article by Timmappa Kamat
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