Purpose of the App Review:

1) What scores does this app calculate risk for?
2) Does the app include references?

Quickly determining the correct course of action for our cardiac patients is important.

Since cardiac emergencies often present so similarly, it is important to keep in mind scoring techniques to determine risks and likelihoods of certain pathologies.

NSTEMI Risks is an app that calculates GRACE In-hospital and TIMI UA/NSTEMI risk scores.

These scores are useful in helping to determine the most appropriate course of action for your patients quickly.

User Interface:

The app opens with the calculator interface.

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The user inputs the patients’ information in the required fields.

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For convenience, some fields have drop down menus and checkboxes (with hearts replacing the checkmarks).

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The app also allows the user to change settings for units and other options.

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Fortunately, the app has a References tab.

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The About Page gives additional information about the app and related apps.

Price:

  • $0.99

Likes:

  • Quick way to calculate TIMI UA/NSTEMI and GRACE In-Hospital scores
  • Includes references

Dislikes:

  • The interface is not very pretty
  • The equation used to calculate the risk scores is not included in the app

Healthcare providers that would benefit from the app:

  • Medical Students
  • Internists
  • Hospitalists
  • EM physicians
  • Residents

Conclusion:

  • NSTEMI Risks is a bare bones app that quickly calculates TIMI and GRACE In-Hospital risk scores
  • There are dropdown boxes and check boxes for the user’s convenience
  • The app includes a list of references
  • The equation used to calculate the risk scores is not included in the app
  • The interface is not particularly welcoming or sleek, but for those who often use these scores, this app is worth the cost

iMedicalApps recommended?

  • Yes

iTunes Link

Available on Google Play Android Market?

  • No

Rating:
Overall: 3.5/5 Stars
User Interface:  2/5 Stars. The opening page is not very pretty – but it gets you to the calculator quickly.
Multimedia Coverage: 3/5 Stars. The app does not call for much multimedia usage so it does not offer many multimedia features.
Price: 4/5 stars. An ad supported free version of this app would probably do much better but for those who regularly make NSTEMI risk score calculations, it’s worth the small price
Real World Applicability: 5/5 Stars. For those who need to determine NSTEMI Risk often, it’s certainly an app that could be used daily.

Compatibility: iPhone, iPad (compatible), iPod Touch (3rd generation and later)
Requires: iOS 6.0 or later
Tested on: iPhone 4S
Current Version: 1.02

Disclaimer:
This post does not establish, nor is it intended to establish, a patient physician relationship with anyone. It does not substitute for professional advice, and does not substitute for an in-person evaluation with your healthcare provider. It does not provide the definitive statement on the subject addressed. Before using these apps please consult with your own physician or healthcare provider as to the apps validity and accuracy as this post is not intended to affirm the validity or accuracy of the apps in question. The app(s) mentioned in this post should not be used without discussing the app first with your healthcare provider.