Quantcast

ECU Physician creates app for heart risks - Greenville, NC | News | Weather | Sports - WNCT.com

ECU Physician creates app for heart risks

Posted: Updated:
GREENVILLE, N.C. - Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in North Carolina.

One way doctors try to combat heart disease is by helping patients reduce their risks factors. East Carolina University physician, Dr. Tin Nguyen is trying to help make it easier for doctors and patients to do just that through a phone app.

The app is called Cardiac Risk Assist, and it makes the American Heart and the American College of Cardiology guidelines more accessible and mobile

Nguyen says the app allows doctors to input the patient’s risk factor information, like weight and cholesterol, then based on the patients behaviors, like smoking, the app generates a risk factor percentage instantly. Then a doctor can just as easily change a behavior in the app to show how that can reduce the patient’s risk factor percentage.

Based on the information entered, the app also can give the doctor patient recommendations and suggest medications.

“This is a golden opportunity for me to create something that is iPhone simple user friendly for all health care providers,” said Nguyen.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Sharks in the sound: researchers study aims to ease fears

    Sharks in the sound: researchers study aims to ease fears

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:06:04 GMT
    Millions of people enjoy North Carolina waters every year. But few of those people stop to think what they may be swimming in.
    Millions of people enjoy North Carolina waters every year. But few of those people stop to think what they may be swimming in.
  • Things You Only Hear in the South

    Things You Only Hear in the South

    Friday, June 20 2014 8:10 PM EDT2014-06-21 00:10:48 GMT
    Here are a mess of words and phrases that make the South unique and awesome.
    Here are a mess of words and phrases that make the South unique and awesome.
  • Audit: Ex-Tarboro manager siphoned off town funds

    Audit: Ex-Tarboro manager siphoned off town funds

    A state audit has determined that the former manager in Tarboro siphoned off more than $450,000 in taxpayer funds to provide himself with unapproved benefits and to buy personal items unrelated to his job.
    A state audit has determined that the former manager in Tarboro siphoned off more than $450,000 in taxpayer funds to provide himself with unapproved benefits and to buy personal items unrelated to his job.
Powered by WorldNow

3221 South Evans Street
Greenville N.C. 27834

Telephone: 252.355.8500
Fax: 252.355.8568
Email: newsdesk@wnct.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.