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Top heart health apps for nurses

By: Lydia L. Kim, Digital Content Editor

To acknowledge American Heart Month, American Nurse would like to highlight some of the best heart health apps, including some providers can use in their practices:


Pulsepoint “enables citizen superheroes” by providing a network for users who are trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to assist others who are located nearby and are in need of CPR intervention. The app also calls  for emergency medical care.

Pulsepoint has almost 2M active users, and an average score of 4.8 out of 5 on Apple’s iOS store with over 67K ratings. You can find Pulsepoint on iOS and Android.

SmartBP – Smart Blood Pressure

SmartBP is an app designed to help users easily manage and track their blood pressure – right from their smart phones! SmartBP also can connect to the users’ smart watch to help record daily data.

SmartPB has almost 11K reviews on Apple’s iOS store. You can find SmartBP on iOS and Android.

My Cardiac Coach

My Cardiac Coach is an official app of the American Heart Association (AHA) and offers users a wide-range of features, including: information from AHA experts; diaries for tracking blood pressure, weight, and activity level; and a community of other users through the app’s Support Network.

You can find My Cardiac Coach on iOS.

CardioSmart Heart Explorer

This official app from the American College of Cardiology (ACC) aims to “enhance the clinician-patient relationship at point of care.” The app offers high-resolution graphics and animations of the heart, which can help clinicians communicate with their patients.

You can find CardioSmart Heart Explorer on iOS and Android.

American College of Cardiology’s ASCVD Risk Estimator Plus

The ACC offers an online atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) risk estimator. Clinicians input patient information to determine their risk of ASCVD.

Visit ACC’s website for more information.


Tell us what your favorite heart healthy apps are! 

The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or recommendations of the American Nurses Association, the Editorial Advisory Board members, or the Publisher, Editors and staff of American Nurse Journal. This has not been peer reviewed.

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