Developing a Mobile Application for Global Cardiovascular Education

Samit Bhatheja, Valentin Fuster, Surbhi Chamaria, Sarthak Kakkar, Rivelle Zlatopolsky, Jason Rogers, Emamuzo Otobo, Ashish Atreja, Samin K. Sharma, Annapoorna S. Kini

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2518-2527
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of the American College of Cardiology
Issue number20
StatePublished - 13 Nov 2018


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


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