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Apps every cardiologist should know about
  1. Jonathan Bennett,
  2. Rupert Simpson
  1. Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust Epsom Hospital, Epsom, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Jonathan Bennett, Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust Epsom Hospital, Epsom KT18 7EG, UK; jonathan.bennett2{at}

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There are over 300 000 medical apps available,1 a number that increases yearly. Some are aimed at members of the public, while others are designed for medical professionals. Use of apps is prevalent, with a Canadian study finding that 77% of medical residents reported using their mobile phones more than once a day to access medical information.2

Here, we review 10 apps every cardiologist should know about.

European Society of Cardiology pocket guidelines

The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) have made their guidelines available as an app since 2013. All their current pocket guidelines and algorithms can be downloaded to your mobile for easy reference. The interface is not the prettiest but it is functional. Setting the font to small and double clicking on the text to collapse the subheadings improves the experience.

Available: Apple, Android. Free. Requires ESC account.

British National Formulary

The indispensable prescriber’s bible is available for …

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  • Contributors JB and RS both contributed equally to this article.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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