Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. The recovery from the first heart attack requires ongoing support to help prevent a second one. After a heart attack, patients are often given a list of changes they need to make in order to prevent a second attack. That's where the new mobile app, developed by Vida Health and AstraZeneca, and called Day-By-Day, come's into play. It helps heart attack patients recover faster.
Hands-on rehabilitation after a heart attack can make a significant difference by helping patients understand what medications to take when, how to change their eating habits or quit smoking, and how to slowly develop an exercise routine.
The mobile app, which is launching through a trial program at Duke University, will help patients follow step-by-step process in the recovery process by using live digital coaches and educational materials, like videos, articles, and food journals, to help patients implement lifestyle changes and adhere to their new drug regimen.