Apps for Your Heart

Are you serious about your heart health? Well, there’s an app for that. In fact, there are a lot of heart-related apps out there. Here are a few that caught our attention.

1. HeartWise Blood Pressure Tracker (iPhone)

HeartWise Blood Pressure Tracker provides useful calculations for your systolic and diastolic blood pressure, Mean Arterial Pressure (which is your average blood pressure), and your resting heart rate. Simply enter your data, and the HeartWise Blood Pressure Tracker displays charts showing changes and trends in your blood pressure and heart health.

2. Pocket First Aid & CPR (iPhone, Android)

Pocket First Aid & CPR is loaded with useful health and emergency information from the American Heart Association. The app offers quick access to high-quality illustrations and videos, along with step-by-step instructions for responding to a variety of emergency and non-emergency situations. This app offers guides for everything from treating simple bug bites to CPR.

3. Instant Heart Rate (iPhone, Android)

Instant Heart Rate turns your phone into a heart rate monitor. Simply by placing your finger over your phone’s camera lens, Instant Heart Rate can track the color changes caused by the light that passes through your finger, thereby measuring your heart rate.

These are just a few of the many heart apps available for today’s smartphones. A simple Google search for “heart apps” brings up a long list of results. So if staying on top of your heart health is something you take seriously (and you seriously should), there’s probably a heart app out there that’s right for you.

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