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New App at Mount Sinai Health System Libraries: Bifurcaid

by Angelyn Thornton on 2018-03-12T12:33:34-04:00 | Comments

Sinai AppLab was founded by Mount Sinai Hospital's Dr. Ashish Atreja in 2012. Since then, the AppLab has dedicated itself to creating and implementing technology for the patients, health care providers, and researchers within the Mount Sinai Health System and beyond. One such creation from the AppLab is the Bifurcaid app.


Bifurcaid has been developed as a means of guiding and teaching interventional cardiologists across the world the different techniques of coronary bifurcation interventions, in a step by step manner. This app is a combined effort of the Interventional Cardiology department at Mount Sinai Heart headed by Dr. Annapoorna Kini and her team of fellows: Dr. Samith Bhatheja and Dr. Surbhi Chamaria.



The Bifurcaid app provides: 

  • The basics of bifurcation stenting and the reasons behind the use of specific equipment through the glossary section. 
  • Two separate sections for the different entities of Left Main Bifurcation and Non Left Main Bifurcation since the techniques are different in the two disease processes. 
  • An easy way to navigate back and forth between the various combinations and permutations of disease in the main and side branch to devise a treatment plan and walks the user through each step of the technique.
  • A glossary section titled ‘The Basics’ that has a detailed description of all the equipment required, including the type of guide and guidewires to use and the size and type of balloons and stents to use in different scenarios. 
  • A section regarding methods of troubleshooting when wires or stent delivery systems and balloons are difficult to deliver. 
  • Hyperlinks to the glossary section from the text in the main app which will help the user reference the text without having to exit that particular step in the algorithm.

Learn more about Bifurcaid on our website, on iTunes, or on Google Play.

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