Harvard, Orca offer cardiac app, iBooks

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 - Physicians & Smartphones

Harvard Medical School and Orca Health have launched an app called HeartDecide and a series of related interactive iBooks.

HeartDecide combines interactive 3D animations and video with heart health content from Harvard Health Publications. It covers how the heart works, what can go wrong with it, and how to cope with conditions such as angina, atrial fibrillation and mitral valve prolapse.

The app is being launched with four interactive iBooks that provide information about atherosclerosis, angina, angioplasty and cardiac catheterization. The app is expected to be updated with six more iBooks within the next month.

Boston-based Harvard Health Publications is the publishing division of Harvard Medical School. Salt Lake City-based Orca Health is a team of physicians, dentists, mobile/web/3D engineers, designers, quantitative analysts and others who create multisensory applications and other tools.