My Cardiac Coach: An app to empower your heart attack patients

My Cardiac Coach app screenshot

This app is no longer available. Please visit our Cardiac Rehab section for more information about recovering from a heart attack.

Navigating the road to recovery after a heart attack is challenging for patients. At discharge, many patients don’t understand their condition or necessary lifestyle changes. Furthermore, after discharge, many patients struggle to adhere to their treatment plans. Nonadherence can have big consequences: about 1/5 of heart attack survivors over the age of 45 will have another heart attack within 5 years of their first.

Patients need innovative tools that provide actionable information in the critical days and months following hospital discharge. That’s why the American Heart Association created My Cardiac Coach, a mobile app that aims to educate and engage heart attack survivors, empowering their recovery with the latest, evidence-based information in order to help them adopt better self-management skills and healthier lifestyles.

Through helpful information and interactive tools, My Cardiac Coach will:

  • Teach patients about their condition and necessary lifestyle changes through interactive lessons
  • Help patients gain better self-management skills through personal goal-setting
  • Allow patients to track important health information and medications