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Over the last two years, the Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) and USquareSoft have joined efforts in bringing a series of mobile apps that facilitate the adoption of  the CCS guidelines. These apps have been downloaded and used by many health professionals involved in cardiovascular care. As Dr. Alan Bell put “guidelines are only as powerful as their influence on practice change, and that requires effective knowledge translation.  I can’t think of a more effective intervention than putting the evidence based recommendations into the hands of clinicians at the point of care.”

We currently have a suite of six mobile apps:

1. Heart Failure Guidelines
2. Antiplatelet Guidelines
3. Atrial fibrillation Guidelines
4. Lipid Guidelines
5. Drive and Fly Guidelines
6. Pediatric Cardiac Risk Assessment Guidelines


CCS App lineup

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The CCS also recommends the following apps:



The following apps have been developed in conjunction with and peer reviewed by the CCS.


About our developer

The CCS is very pleased that one of our own is the Lead Author and developer for our smartphone apps.

Dr. Chi-Ming Chow is a CCS member and an attending staff cardiologist at St. Michael’s Hospital.  He is an associate professor in the Department of Medicine, University of Toronto. He has an undergraduate degree in computer science from Brown University, USA. He completed his Doctor of Medicine (1990) at McGill University (Montréal, Québec). He completed his training in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine and Cardiology at McGill University. He then pursued his clinical and research echocardiography fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University before joining the Division of Cardiology at St. Michael’s Hospital in 2001.

He is the author of a number of popular and successful medical education software programs, e.g. CardioMath (www.cardiomath.com) and ECG Made Simple (www.ecgmadesimple.ca) that are used by medical professionals and students worldwide.

He has won multiple local and national teaching awards to recognize his teaching and innovation in medical education. He is a winner of the 2009 Ruedy Award for Innovation in Medical Education presented by the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada and Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine and the 2009 William Goldie Prize for Innovation by the Department of Medicine, University of Toronto.




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