Mobile apps aim to treat AFib

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Heart experts have developed a pair of mobile health applications to treat atrial fibrillation (AFib). The pair of apps, AF Manager and My AF, are tailored to providers and patients to offer a more comprehensive care experience using different but linked platforms.

“We know that effective management of atrial fibrillation is suited to shared decision making and we have created the apps in the hope of facilitating this process,” lead author Dipak Kotecha, a clinician scientist in cardiovascular medicine at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom, said. “Sharing information should save clinicians time and enable them to devote consultations to choosing the best treatments.”

The two apps together aim to provide users with education and self-management tools to improve medication adherence and long-term outcomes.

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