Guidelines added to ACC Guideline Clinical App


The American College of Cardiology (ACC)’s recently-released Guideline Clinical App has expanded with the addition of tools and guideline content for two conditions – valvular heart disease and atrial fibrillation.

The ACC Guideline Clinical App was launched in November with the initial version including content based on guidelines for heart failure, cardiovascular risk assessment, and treatment of blood cholesterol. In addition to the “Executive Summary” and “Top 10 Points” for each guideline, the App includes a collection of interactive tools such as dosing calculators, scoring tools, and algorithms useful to clinicians in determining recommended care.

The ACC, which has been developing clinical practice guidelines in partnership with the American Heart Association (AHA) for more than three decades, developed the App to serve as a mobile home for all ACC/AHA guideline content and related tools.

An additional update is expected in March 2015 with content and tools based on guidelines for the treatment of obesity and the management of lifestyle to reduce cardiovascular risk. The App is available for free on iTunes and GooglePlay.