Israeli Company Launches Mobile App For Cardiac Patients


iphoneCathMaps+, the world’s first HIPAA-compliant mobile application for cardiac patients and people living with elevated risk of a cardiac incident, that integrates their cardiac history with an interactive map of Cath Labs throughout most of the world, has been launched for the US market.

CathMaps+ mission is simple: To use mobile technology to provide peace of mind and emergency assistance to hundreds of thousands of Americans in their most urgent time of need.

The app was created by Danny Oberman, an Israeli who is originally from Melbourne, Australia and made aliyah in 1975.

CathMaps+, owned by Kickstart LLC, is available for most Android and iOS users, and provides cardiac patients with tailored emergency tools in case of a follow-on incident, as well as GPS mapping of the nearest Catheterization Labs in many countries around the world.

It also allows cardiologists fast access to critical medical history in an emergency, ensuring more informed, personalized and effective treatment.

According to the CDC, each year approximately 715,000 Americans have a heart attack. Of these, 525,000 are a first heart attack and 190,000 happen in people who have already had a heart attack.

With the launch of the new CathMaps+ app, in the event of another heart attack, patients will be able to locate and receive directions to the nearest catheterization labs throughout most of the world, as well as securely access and share their medical records with the Cath Lab staff.

CathMaps+ was created by Founder and CEO Danny Oberman, who himself experienced a cardiac incident in 2013. Because of this experience, and his personal understanding of what it means to live with an elevated risk for a heart attack,

Read more at Ynet.

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