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J Am Coll Cardiol. 2018 Nov 13;72(20):2518-2527. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2018.08.2183.

Developing a Mobile Application for Global Cardiovascular Education.

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1
Zena and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York.
2
AppLab, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York.
3
Zena and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York. Electronic address: annapoorna.kini@mountsinai.org.

Abstract

Technological revolution in the field of medical education is here, and it is time to embrace it. Adoption of on-the-go learning style, portability of smartphones, and expression of concepts with interactive illustrations and their global reach have made application (app)-based learning an effective medium. An educational mobile app, BIFURCAID, was developed to simplify and teach complex coronary bifurcation intervention. This app has been downloaded worldwide. The survey results revealed its widespread acceptance and success. The authors believe that educational apps can have a significant impact on shaping the future of cardiovascular education in the 21st century. This experience with developing and testing the app could work as a template for other medical educators.

KEYWORDS:

cardiovascular education; coronary bifurcation; mobile application; percutaneous coronary intervention

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