ACS Trials iOS app makes sense of acronym-laden cardiology trials

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[] St. Louis, Missouri - Check the Record, developers of medical smartphone applications, today is proud the announce the release of ACS Trials for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. ACS Trials provides thorough, focused, MD-written summaries of seminal and recent trials in acute coronary syndromes - over 60 in all. It allows medical students, residents, fellows, attendings, and other medical providers in all specialties to make sense of the alphabet-soup of cardiology trials, with quickly accessible one-liner 'soundbites' as well as deeper analysis and historical context of landmark trials in cardiology.

Each trial summary contains the "take-home message" of the trial, along with a brief summary of the salient points, an outline of the trial design, more detailed results of the trial. Each concludes with the pertinent ACC/AHA guidelines. Trials can be sorted by name, subject, or year and filtered by type of acute coronary syndrome. The trials are also searchable by keyword.

ACS Trials also includes an extensive cardiology medical calculator, with instant access to 30 of the most commonly used formulas and risk stratification models in acute coronary syndromes, including the CRUSADE, TIMI, GRACE, and Framingham scores.

"In this age of evidence-based medicine, it seems to happen all too often, especially as a trainee, that you know that there is evidence for one therapy over another, but you can't remember where that evidence came from, the dose studied, and so on. This app is designed so that when you're at the bedside or on rounds, you can quickly and easily access that information," said Jason Meyers, founder and one of the Managing Partners of Check the Record.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad
* iOS 4.0 or later
* 4.2 MB

Pricing and Availability:
ACS Trials 1.1 is available through the Medical category of the iTunes App Store for $2.99 (USD).

Check the Record is a partnership based in St. Louis, MO that produces medical smartphone apps, currently exclusively for iOS. It is comprised entirely of physicians dedicated to producing apps that can improve the efficiency and knowledge of medical providers. Copyright (C) 2011 Check the Record. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.