There is nothing simple about atrial fibrillation; it is a complicated, often overwhelming disease, both for patient and physician. One question that invariably comes up early on is the question of prophylactic anticoagulation for prevention of stroke. Who should receive anticoagulation? Which anticoagulant? How should anticoagulation be handled around the time of surgical procedures, or… Continue reading What If My CHA2DS2-VASc Score Is One?
The reviewers at the Apple iTunes App Store have approved the revised version of the EP Mobile app. For information on why the app needed to be revised, see my earlier posts on the subject. I removed the drug dose calculators (note though that the Warfarin Clinic module was not removed), but added detailed drug… Continue reading EP Mobile Update Version 3.6 for Apple Devices
As some of you are aware, the Apple App Store rejected an update to the EP Mobile app based on the presence of drug dose calculators in the app. The App Store guidelines state: 22.9 – Apps that calculate medicinal dosages must be submitted by the manufacturer of those medications or recognized institutions such as… Continue reading Update on EP Mobile and Apple #2
This is an update on my previous post which dealt with Apple’s rejection of an update to the EP Mobile app because it contained drug dose calculators. According to a clause buried in the App Store Review Guidelines (section 22.9, to be precise), 22.9 apps that calculate medicinal dosages must be submitted by the manufacturer of… Continue reading Update on EP Mobile and Apple
Several years ago I had an idea for a smartphone app that could be used to calculate doses for drugs that are prescribed frequently to patients with heart rhythm problems. These drugs include antiarrhythmics such as dofetilide and sotalol, and the new oral anticoagulants such as dabigatran and rivaroxaban. These drugs are handled by the… Continue reading Who Can Write a Drug Dosage Calculator?