Designed by an MD in the UK, iCalcRisk is a graphical primary prevention cardiac risk calculator based on the UK JBS2 (BNF) rules that is primarily aimed at health care professionals. It can be used on the ward, in clinic or surgery or even in the patient’s home. It uses sliders to make data entry easy and the risk score is constantly updated.
The graphical representation aims to make discussing cardiac risks with a patient easier in that they will be able to see how altering their risk factors has an effect. A normal risk score and a relative risk score have been added to aid the discussion with a patient who isn’t above the English treatment threshold of 20% but is at very high relative risk compared to peers.
Overall Impressions from Around the Web:
This is a UK-centric app — however, the app is being used in the U.S. also and it seems to be pretty popular. It’s also only available in an iOS format so far, but hopefully that will change at some point. The MD designer has made the app free and also seems committed to making it the best possible — probably because he is using it!