App to help people living with cardiomyopathy

5th May 2015

An app to help people affected by cardiomyopathy is available from Cardiomyopathy UK.

The app includes a medicine reminder, giving you a record of your treatments, and a journal to record how you are feeling and any symptoms you have.

The information is helpful for doctors then they assess how you are doing and any changes in treatment you might need.

The software also has a link to our website and a news feed to keep you up-to-date with developments in care, latest research and the work of the charity.

Our medical director Robert Hall said: "The medication reminder helps people to manage their drug regime, including learning about their drugs, logging possible side effects and helping them to remember to take them. The cardiomyopathy journal helps people log their personal experiences of symptoms and progress. This can provide insight into a gradual improvement in their condition which may not be so apparent to those living with symptoms. The record can easily be taken to a hospital appointment and be discussed with doctors."

The app has been funded by the family of James Baker who had dilated cardiomyopathy  and was launched in his memory. James was a regular contributor to our website message forum, providing support to others.

The app is free to download from the Apple App Store.