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MDCalc Medical Calculator
MDCalc Medical Calculator

MDCalc Medical Calculator

MD Aware, LLC

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Join the 1.5 million+ medical professionals who use MDCalc daily to support clinical decision making at the bedside. Since 2005, MDCalc has been the leading medical reference for the most relevant, up-to-date, and widely-used clinical calculators that support evidence-based patient care. Registration is free and takes <30 seconds for full, unlimited access.

MDCalc is created exclusively by board-certified physicians for...

Medical Calculators Algorithms
Medical Calculators Algorithms

Medical Calculators Algorithms

The Medical Algorithms Company Ltd

Explore our vast collection of medical algorithms, covering nearly every medical specialty

Explore our vast collection of medical algorithms, covering nearly every medical specialty. These powerful, effective, peer-review based clinical decision support tools are a must-have resource for healthcare professionals.

The full collection includes more than 25,000 analytics, covering diagnosis, therapy, and monitoring of health conditions along with many more clinical topics.

Sign up for an account on our website to...

smarTooth
smarTooth

smarTooth

Augusta University

smarTooth is an interactive application designed to automate space analysis and tooth proportion calculations

smarTooth is an interactive application designed to automate space analysis and tooth proportion calculations. It is a diagnostic tool to assist the clinician (orthodontist, pediatric dentist, prosthodontist and general practitioner) in diagnosis and treatment planning, however it should not replace clinical judgment in the interpretation of the data provided.

Analyses include:
- Tooth size/arch length discrepancy
- Bolton’s tooth size discrepancy
...

boostEM
boostEM

boostEM

Sentral Clinical Research Services, LLC

boostEM is a medical calculator designed from the ground-up for emergency physicians

boostEM is a medical calculator designed from the ground-up for emergency physicians. The app is designed to be the fastest tool in your pocket for clinical decision rules in the emergency room.

• Score calculators for over 60 clinical decision rules
• Rapid medication doses
• Tools including pupillometer, estimated gestational age, visual acuity (Snellen chart), and optokinetic drum
• No internet connection required
•...

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OmniMedix Medical Calculator
OmniMedix Medical Calculator
OmniMedix Medical Calculator

OmniMedix Medical Calculator

Omnimedic Solutions, LLC

Rated 5 stars by nurses and medics alike! Here's what people are saying:

Chelsea says: This app is perfect for anyone in the medical field! I'll definitely be using this during my nursing clinicals! Best $4.99 I've spent in a while!

Minifireguy says: "Easy app to use when on the medic. Easy...

HepCalc
HepCalc
HepCalc

HepCalc

Gary Poleynard MD

HepCalc is a collection of liver related calculators, web links, resources, and editable web links and clinical notes.

◆ Unlike most calculators, entry data is preserved between different calculators limiting the need for reentry of data.
◆ Set your own favorite web links
◆ Save clinical notes, clinical "pearls" in a organized fashion
◆...

Bishop Score Calculator
Bishop Score Calculator
Bishop Score Calculator

Bishop Score Calculator

Better Leap Media

The Bishop Score is a medical calculator designed for physicians, nurses, midwives, medical residents, students and other medical professionals.

The app can be used to assess whether an induction of labor will be needed for a pregnant woman and the likelihood that the induction will be successful. The score can...

Bili QuikCalc
Bili QuikCalc
Bili QuikCalc

Bili QuikCalc

W. Kent Bonney

Bili QuikCalc contains all the information you need to quickly evaluate and manage infants with jaundice in the newborn nursery. Bili QuikCalc is the fastest, clearest bilirubin calculator for viewing bilirubin risk zone interpretations, plotting bilirubin on the risk, phototherapy, and exchange transfusion nomograms, viewing bilirubin thresholds, and viewing the...

Mediquations
Mediquations
Mediquations

Mediquations

Mediquations

∙ Selected as a "Staff Favorite" by Apple
∙ Featured by Apple in the RSNA 2008 Conference
∙ Featured by Apple in the "What's Hot for iPad" section on the App Store

Mediquations is the original, most comprehensive medical calculator on the App Store. Mediquations makes it easy and efficient to get the...

eGFR Calculators
eGFR Calculators
eGFR Calculators

eGFR Calculators

National Kidney Foundation

From the National Kidney Foundation (NKF), this application allows medical professionals to estimate kidney function using five separate eGFR calculators:

-CKD-EPI Creatinine 2009 Equation (Preferred method)
-MDRD Study Equation
-Cockcroft-Gault Formula
-CKD-EPI Cystatin and Creatinine 2012 Equation
-Revised Bedside Schwartz Formula (For ages 1-17)

Also includes information on:
-Glomerular filtration rate (GFR)
-Chronic kidney disease (CKD)
-Risks for...

Calculate by QxMD
Calculate by QxMD
Calculate by QxMD

Calculate by QxMD

QxMD Medical Software

From the developer of 'Read by QxMD', 'The ECG Guide' and 'Pedi STAT' comes 'Calculate', a next-generation clinical calculator and decision support tool, freely available to the medical community.

"We recommend medical users try the free Calculate by QxMD first..."
-from iMedicalApps review "The best free Medical Calculator apps for the iPhone"

'Calculate'...

MedCalX
MedCalX
MedCalX

MedCalX

Ossus GmbH

MedCalX is a tool that enables medical professionals to easily use complicated medical formulas, scores and classifications.
15 years of experience developing this tool for mobile platforms makes MedCalX the leading medical calculator, with an unparalleled user interface and powerful features.

MedCalX is free to download and use, but you have access...

GFR Calculator (MDRD & CKD)
GFR Calculator (MDRD & CKD)
GFR Calculator (MDRD & CKD)

GFR Calculator (MDRD & CKD)

RADIOLOGiQ, LLC

Glomerular Filtration Rate Calculator is a simple app that provides medical professionals with an elegant, highly efficient, and easy way to estimate glomerular filtration rate using the:

· MDRD Study Formula
· CKD Epidemiology Group Formula (2009)

US and SI units supported.

Drip Infusion - IV Rate Calc
Drip Infusion - IV Rate Calc
Drip Infusion - IV Rate Calc

Drip Infusion - IV Rate Calc

iLeaf

This app calculate the drip rate by setting the required time and volume of infusion.
The blue progress bar and flashing images, display the dropping interval.
Timer and alarm will help the management of each drip intravenous injection.

Drip rate calculation
- There is a 20 gtt/mL and 60 gtt/mL infusion set of initial...

Medical Calculators Pediatrics
Medical Calculators Pediatrics
Medical Calculators Pediatrics

Medical Calculators Pediatrics

Pediatric Oncall Private Limited

Pediatriconcall's Medical Calculators
This is an free application for all medical personal followed by the Pediatriconcall page relating to http://www.pediatriconcall.com/fordoctor/pedcalc/calcmain.aspx
Pediatriconcall brings to you all these medical calculators that can be used in your daily practice by doctors, medical staff, students and other personnel for free.
Calculators included are categorized as follows:
Growth Calculator:
»...

Optics Clinical Calculator
Optics Clinical Calculator
Optics Clinical Calculator

Optics Clinical Calculator

Evan Schoenberg

Optics Clinical Calculator is a vital tool for every general or refractive ophthalmologist, ophthalmology resident, optometrist, and optician. With Optics, you’ll have streamlined, intuitive access to calculators used daily in prescribing lenses and understanding optics.

** Featured as a Top Eye App in Review of Optometry, March, 2012! **

Results are provided...

iFetal Pro
iFetal Pro
iFetal Pro

iFetal Pro

Digital Orientation Resolutions Inc.

iFetal is a scientific calculator designed by doctors for medical professionals, and with recent modifications, it is now suitable for patients. This could be a valuable present to 1st time pregnant couples for a better pregnancy care. iFetal provides more than 55 different calculations including normal fetal measurements, standard dates...

EBMcalc Complete
EBMcalc Complete
EBMcalc Complete

EBMcalc Complete

Foundation Internet Services, LLC

EBMcalc Complete

MedCalc 3000 is now EBMcalc: Solutions for evidence-based medicine.

EBMcalc is the most popular and comprehensive Medical Calculator system on the web. EBMcalc has been highly acclaimed, reviewed and tested over the last 19 years. As a trusted resource it has been integrated into many prestigious websites for Medical Education,...

Opioids Dosage Conversion
Opioids Dosage Conversion
Opioids Dosage Conversion

Opioids Dosage Conversion

Chris Marcellino MD LLC

Opioids by Norris Vivatrat and Chris Marcellino is an opioid analgesic dosage conversion calculator for use by trained medical professionals. The application supports conversion to and from opioids commonly prescribed and used in U.S. hospitals orally, parenterally, or transdermally, including morphine, codeine, hydromorphone, hydrocodone, fentanyl, methadone, oxycodone and oxymorphone. The...

MediMath Medical Calculator
MediMath Medical Calculator
MediMath Medical Calculator

MediMath Medical Calculator

Evan Schoenberg

MediMath puts 144 of the most important medical calculators and scoring tools on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch. Its fast, native interface and comprehensive results help you spend less time crunching numbers and more time caring for patients.

What makes MediMath the best?

• Streamlining. Enter values and units (US or...

Drug Infusion - IV Medications
Drug Infusion - IV Medications
Drug Infusion - IV Medications

Drug Infusion - IV Medications

iAnesthesia LLC

This app is for educational purposes of learning simple conversions between Dose, Concentration and IV Rate.

Download the Best Drug Infusion Calculator for the iPhone, iPod and iPad!

From the developers of "Instant ECG" the electrocardiogram interpretation guide, "Drug Infusion" is an intravenous medication drip rate calculator.

Drug Infusion was designed specifically...

EBMcalc Pediatrics
EBMcalc Pediatrics
EBMcalc Pediatrics

EBMcalc Pediatrics

Foundation Internet Services, LLC

EBMcalc Pediatrics

MedCalc3000 is now EBMcalc!
Solutions for Evidence-Based Medicine

EBMcalc has been the most popular and comprehensive Medical Calculator system on the web for the last 18 years. We are very excited to announce that our new iPhone version for Pediatrics is now available in the App Store!

As a trusted resource EBMcalc...

CRRT Calculator
CRRT Calculator
CRRT Calculator

CRRT Calculator

Daniele Cenni

CRRT Calculator is a unique, very useful renal calculator for physicians working in emergency units. It performs calculations for Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy, for patients with acute renal failure. CVVH and CVVHDF therapies are available (Pre Dilution and Post Dilution Mode). Adequacy Calculator (SCUF, CVVH, CVVHD, CVVHDF).
Dose easily and with...

SEPSIS 3
SEPSIS 3
SEPSIS 3

SEPSIS 3

ScyMed, Inc

"Sepsis Calculators & Data"
***From the new Sepsis-3 International Consensus***

The Sepsis 3 App includes the most practical and up-to-date Sepsis Calculators & Data (from the ESICM and the SCCM 3rd International Consensus (Sepsis-3, 2016)).
SOFA, qSOFA, LODS, Sepsis Ward, Sepsis ICU, Sepsis Master, Septic Shock (with integrated Calculator panels & Dynamic...

NephroCalc™
NephroCalc™
NephroCalc™

NephroCalc™

ScyMed, Inc

The NephroCalc™ App includes most formulas and equations used in the daily assessments of patients with kidney disease. It incorporates more than 100 equations and innovative MultiCalx™ Master panels for combined calculations, assuring convenience and accuracy.

NephroCalc™ facilitates the organization and processing of Patient's data. It is a physician-friendly™ app,...

Stroke Riskometer
Stroke Riskometer
Stroke Riskometer

Stroke Riskometer

AUTEL

Voted #1 Medical Conditions app category by top doctors (HealthTap survey).

The doctor's rated the Stroke Riskometer app 4.5/5 - https://www.healthtap.com/apps/38635

Eight out of 10 strokes are preventable – is yours?

The Stroke Riskometer is a unique and easy to use tool for assessing your individual stroke related risk. The Stroke Riskometer is...

mediCS
mediCS
mediCS

mediCS

LUIS MOSQUERA A.

The easiest way to use scores, medical criteria, convertions, and calculators.
- Performs searches and copies the results to the clipboard.
- Performs conversions used for certain criteria.

Criteria & Scores
- APACHE II score
- CHA2DS2-VASc score
- CHADS2 score
- CURB-65 score
- Child-Pugh score
- Glasgow Coma Scale
- Glasgow-Blatchford score
- GRACE risk score
- Mayo score
- PSI...

EBMcalc Statistics
EBMcalc Statistics
EBMcalc Statistics

EBMcalc Statistics

Foundation Internet Services, LLC

EBMcalc Statistics

MedCalc3000 is now EBMcalc!
Solutions for Evidence-Based Medicine

EBMcalc is the most popular and comprehensive Medical Calculator system on the web. It has been highly acclaimed, reviewed and tested over the last 18 years.

EBMcalc Statistics is your iPhone answer for evidence-based medical calculations and medical statistics. Here you will find essential...

EBMcalc Endocrine
EBMcalc Endocrine
EBMcalc Endocrine

EBMcalc Endocrine

Foundation Internet Services, LLC

EBMcalc Endocinology

MedCalc3000 is now EBMcalc!
Solutions for Evidence-Based Medicine

EBMcalc is the most popular and comprehensive Medical Calculator system on the web. It has been highly acclaimed, reviewed and tested over the last 18 years.
EBMcalc Endocrinology encompasses numerous pertinent medical equations, clinical criteria sets, decision tree tools and dose/unit converters used every...

EBMcalc Nutrition
EBMcalc Nutrition
EBMcalc Nutrition

EBMcalc Nutrition

Foundation Internet Services, LLC

EBMcalc Nutrition

MedCalc3000 is now EBMcalc!
Solutions for Evidence-Based Medicine

EBMcalc is the most popular and comprehensive Medical Calculator system on the web. It has been highly acclaimed, reviewed and tested over the last 18 years. As a trusted resource it has been integrated into many prestigious websites for Medical Education, Medical Literature,...

NICU Calculator
NICU Calculator
NICU Calculator

NICU Calculator

Tameem Hamoui

NICU medical staff oversee the care of our most precious and delicate new citizens. It is a profession that requires precise calculations, and unfortunately those calculations could be subject to human error. With the NICU Calculator app, errors will be greatly reduced. This will help NICU medical professionals better serve...

TBI Prognosis
TBI Prognosis
TBI Prognosis

TBI Prognosis

Hyperexis

TBI prognosis is an interactive calculator to estimate mortality at 14 days and death and severe disability at six months in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI). The predictions are based on the average outcome in adult patients with Glasgow coma score of 14 or less, within 8 hours of...

KalcuLytes - Electrolyte Replacement Calculator
KalcuLytes - Electrolyte Replacement Calculator
KalcuLytes - Electrolyte Replacement Calculator

KalcuLytes - Electrolyte Replacement Calculator

KABBA, LLC

KalcuLytes is an application that is based on copyright formulae developed to calculate the dose and recommend the mode of administration of Magnesium, Phosphorus and Potassium replacement in adult patients with Hypomagnesemia, Hypophosphatemia and Hypokalemia.

This app is designed to provide you with electrolyte replacement dosing by intravenous and oral/enteral routes....

Perinatal Calculators
Perinatal Calculators
Perinatal Calculators

Perinatal Calculators

David Deschamps

Perinatal and obstetrical calculators derived from published data to help guide obstetrical providers in counseling patients. Calculators include:

-Extreme prematurity calculator for fetuses 22-25 weeks gestational age
-VBAC success calculator based on information available for counseling in the office setting
-VBAC success calculator based on factors on admission including cervical exam
-Assessment of risk...

Pocket IC Assistant - PICA
Pocket IC Assistant - PICA
Pocket IC Assistant - PICA

Pocket IC Assistant - PICA

VITALII SALNIKOV

Pocket Intensive Care Assistant (PICA) is the medical software that contains all features that ICU doctor needs in his work.
PICA allows user to assess renal and heart function, ABG and correct electrolyte disorders. It also allows you to manage infusion regimens of Elastomeric Infusion Systems while continious epidural anaesthesia....

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Pedi QuikCalc

Pedi QuikCalc

Burlington Pediatrics, PA

Pedi QuikCalc is the fastest, most up-to-date medical calculator for pediatrics!
* LISTED #1 in Contemporary Pediatrics review "Top 10 apps for pediatrics" (Feb 2017)
* RANKED #3 in the Pediatric Annals review "10 Useful Apps for Everyday Pediatric Use" (May 2012)
* RATED 4.5/5 stars by iMedicalApps "a must-have for anyone who sees children in their practice." (Sep 2012)
* "Updated PediQuikCalc app is a great tool for Pediatricians" iMedicalApps (Jul 2014)
* "Top 10 Family Medicine Apps" iMedicalApps (Dec 2014)
* "Very Useful Outpatient Pediatric Tool" PedsApps (Mar 2013)

Pedi QuikCalc gives you instant access to weight-based drug dosing, IV fluid rates, and weight conversions. Pedi QuikCalc contains only the information you actually need every day, so you can find it fast. I can’t tell you the last time I needed to calculate the A-a gradient! Additional calculators like an Estimator for weight- and length-for-age, Growth Charts, Weight vs Gestational Age, Bilirubin evaluation, BMI-for-age, Blood Pressure Percentile, Adjusted Mid-Parental Height, and a flexible Dosage Calculator expand on these core functions.

Here's what users are saying:
"A must have app for every pediatrician! Nothing like it out there."
"Indispensable app for busy Pediatricians"
"Great app _INCREDIBLE_ support!"
"If I was only allowed to pick one app... this would be the one"
"Has eliminated the need to use about 5 separate apps"
"LOVE THIS APP! Saves me so much time!!!"
"This is what I need! Saves time. Nice interface!"

FEATURES:

• Weight-based pediatric medical and dosing calculator
• Innovative data entry and automation display results quickly and clearly WITH LESS TAPPING!
• Universal App for all iOS devices, supporting the latest iPhone and iPad models

• INSTANTLY find weight-based drug dosing and need-to-know prescribing information
• AUTOMATICALLY suggests best drug dosing and formulation
• Auto-updating Drug Formulary keeps you current
• Add drugs to your Favorites list and instantly access them with a single tap
• Single tap access to Pediatric Advanced Life Support medications
• Flexible Dosage Calculator to fine-tune drug dosing
• Estimate weight- and length-for-age using the latest CDC growth data

• Searchable drug list contains hundreds of medications and topicals frequently used in general pediatrics
• Drug information includes breast-feeding and pregnancy categories, and need to adjust dosing in hepatic and renal failure
• ENHANCED DRUG SEARCH allows searching by trade or generic name OR by pharmaceutical category (like “Cephalosporin,” or “CNS Stimulant”) or by usage category like Community Acquired MRSA ("CA-MRSA")
• Pain management drug dosing, searchable by categories like "Analgesic," or "Opioid"

• The fastest, clearest Bilirubin calculator for viewing bilirubin risk zone interpretations and thresholds, plotting bilirubin on the risk, phototherapy, and exchange transfusion nomograms, and viewing the AAP recommendations for evaluation and treatment of hyperbilirubinemia.
• FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND BMI-for-age calculator displays numerical and graphical results using CDC BMI tables
• Clearest pediatric Blood Pressure calculator to screen and manage blood pressure using the latest 2017 AAP Clinical Practice Guidelines for Screening and Management of High Blood Pressure in Children and Adolescents
• Plot length and weight on WHO or CDC growth charts
• Reference latest AAP, CDC Immunization schedules

• Calculate IV fluid boluses, staged rehydration, and maintenance rates
• Convert patient weights between Pounds/Ounces and Kilograms
• Calculate weight change and percent weight change
• Compute patient's age from Date of Birth or Time of Birth

• Adjusted Mid-Parental Height calculator
• Additional calculators, references and access to useful web links expand core features!

MediCalc®

MediCalc®

ScyMed, Inc

"The standard for clinical calculations and analytics in Medicine™".

MediCalc® is the best and most innovative Clinical Decision Support tool in the world, now featuring the mCalx™: a game-changer, patent-pending, Master Medical Calculator, for custom, disease- & patient-specific computations. You add equations & scores ad lib to the same panel!. The calx are "linked" to the "dynamic tables" for visually efficient "point of care knowledge & info". MediCalc® is now Integrated with iDox® and ready for your HOSPITAL EHR/EMR.
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Join our more than half a million users worldwide!
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MediCalc® leapfrogs the competition with the most advanced and comprehensive "Medical Calculator System™", performing automatic and integrated computation of more than 500 clinical Formulas, Equations & Scores "commonly used" in medical practice. In addition we don't do Advertising!

MediCalc® facilitates the organization and processing of Patient's data.
It is a physician-friendly™ app, intuitive and very easy to use.
Available ONLINE (free access & Print options).

+Unique Clinical decision, reference and productivity tool.
+Trusted resource with proven and reliable data processing.
+For physicians, residents, med students, PAs and NPs...
+Developed by Board-certified physicians in the US.
+Evidence-based and Validated Selection
+Highly acclaimed, reviewed and tested (since 1996).

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The MediCalc® FEATURES:

* Master Calx: Customizable Calculator Panel
* dynamic tables, synchronized with calculators
* arithmetical processing
* automatic unit conversion
* MultiCalx™ Panels
* multiple-unit entries
* color-coded normal-abnormal outputs
* normal values (range-checks & limits)
* intuitive user interface
* easy navigation and info access
* Search bar with filters
* smart decimal rounding
* Système International notation
* tables of parameters
* mobile & online (free access)
* fully referenced
* highly organized and standardized

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MediCalc® CONTENTS:

mCalx™ Master calculator (customizable)
SOFA, qSOFA, LODS, SEPSIS PRO, NEWS, NEWS2
CHADS2, CHA2DS2-VASc, HAS-BLED
PORT Score, CURB-65, SMART-COP, COPD Calx
Wells Score for PE, DVT, Geneva Score, PESI Score, PE Calx
SF Syncope Rule, ESCAPE Risk
MAGGIC, GRACE, A FIB master, MESA-CAC
BODE Index, MMRC Dyspnea SSA-a Gradient Master
Coronary Heart Disease (10y Risk), ASCVD Risk
Metabolic Syndrome (Met Sx)
NCEP Major Risk factors
DKA Master
RenalCalc™ Master
LiverCalc™ Master
GFR Master
Renal Failure Diff. Diagnosis Master

Cholesterol Master
Anion Gap Master
Body Metrics Master
Calorie Master
BP Mstr, Cardiac Output Mstr, VR Mstr
Nitrogen & Nutrition Master
Osmolality Master
O2 Master
Ped Master
Anthropometric Master

Glomerular Filtration Rate (Cockcroft + reverse)
Glomerular Filtration Rate (MDRD-4, MDRD-6, CKD-EPI cr & cis)
Chronic Kidney Disease Classification
Anion Gap, Delta Delta, HCO3 Def
Fractional Excretion of Na+, Urea, K+, Mg, HCO3, PO4
TransTubular Potassium Gradient
Creatinine Cl
Henderson - Hasselbalch Equation
Metabolic Acidosis "Winter's formula"
Osmolality, BAL
Cardiac Output (Fick)
Ejection Fraction (EF)
Target Heart Rate (HR_t)
Stroke Volume (SV)
Mean Arterial Pressure (MAP)
Ankle Brachial Index (ABI)
Q-T interval correction (Q-T_c)
A-a Gradient (PA-aO2)
Barometric Pressure (PB)
arterial Oxygen Content (CaO2)
Oxygen Delivery (DO2)
Vital Capacity (VC )
Bohr equation (Bohr)
Body Mass Index (BMI) & IBW
Waist to Hip Ratio (WHR)
Harris Benedict Equation (HBE)
Nitrogen Balance (NB)
Body Fat Percentage (BF%)
Calcium Correction (Ca++_c)
Glucose (estimated average)
Child-Turcotte-Pugh Class
MELD-unos, MELD-Na+
Serum:Ascites Albumin Ratio (SAAG) (DiscFx)
Absolute Neutrophil Count (ANC)
NIH SS, ABCD2

Conversion (temp, mass, length)

and many more...

PAHO/WHO Cardiovascular Risk Calculator

PAHO/WHO Cardiovascular Risk Calculator

Pixeloide

Pan American Health Organization commissioned GEDIC and Pixeloide Studios for the development of this application It is entirely based on the formula that the World Health Organization propose for estimating cardiovascular risk in Latin America, zone AMR-B. (2007 – ISBN: 978 92 4 154717 8). This risk assessment score takes into account various regional adaptations based on the findings of Framingham study.


Choice of language and of cholesterol an metric units

By selecting the gear icon you can change the language (English or Spanish), the units of cholesterol (mmol/l or mg/dl), and the metric units (decimal or imperial cm in feet and inches)

Initial calculation of individual risk

It is very easy to use. By entering in six different criteria about the individual and selecting the option “calculate,” the approximate risk of developing significant cardiovascular diseases in the next 10 years is calculated (myocardial infarction, angina pectoris, stroke).

It is considered low risk to show an incidence rate less than 10% in 10 years, or less than 1% a year. Another way to interpret these results is that 1 out of 100 people in this situation is at risk each year; 10 people in a decade. On the other extreme, very high risk would be more than 40% in the next 10 years, indicating that of 100 people, 4 will suffer from cardiovascular disease per year, and 40 will show signs in the next 10 years; almost 1 out of 2.

The calculator is more precise when cholesterol levels are introduced, however it allows for calculation without this number- if it is not available.

What would happen if...

Once the risk estimate is obtained, it evaluates different ways that it can be modified by correcting factors such as tobacco use, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. It is considered ideal not to smoke, to have blood pressure lower than 140/90 and cholesterol levels under 200. Through this calculation, the users can see how quitting smoking lowers their risk by half, or that by changing any one of those 3 factors the estimated risk shifts from very high to very low, demonstrating how one can influence their outcome. Age and sex cannot be modified, and although diabetes is entered in as part of the analysis, it is not based on blood sugar levels or other criteria.

Validation of this application

We created an algorithm that replicates the use of the classic color charts. The validation process took place in different phases. For the current version, 100 random cases were independently compiled and classified independently by a group of doctors and technicians, using the calculator and the form. Next, the discrepancies were analyzed. Of the 100 cases, total concordance was found after correcting a typing error in the calculator and 4 classification errors in the color chart. This gives us the certainty that the algorithm reflects the exact use of the classic charts and facilitates the estimation of risk and the eventual benefits of making improvement. Nevertheless, we welcome any detection of unexpected errors.