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It's World Heart Day on September 29, so if you're facing cardiovascular issues, these apps can come in handy when it comes to maintaining heart health. Of course, none of them can be substituted for actual medical diagnoses - so exercise discretion and see a doc when you must!

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Published: Fri 23 Sep 2016, 8:00 PM

Last updated: Fri 23 Sep 2016, 10:00 PM

Instant Heart Rate
First off, no need for accessories or external gizmos. All you need to do is place your fingertip on the lens of your phone camera - and the app will "accurately read" your heart rate for you. You can use it to track the progress of your fitness routines, and a real-time chart shows you the rhythm of every beat.
iOS, Android, Free

First Aid by American Red Cross
In times of emergency, you need help - and now. The American Red Cross understands this perfectly; hence, an app that puts expert advice for daily ER situations in the palm of your hand. Step-by-step instructions, videos, interactive quizzes - it's all there and pre-loaded, so you can access it offline. Bonus: it covers all kinds of emergencies and not just heart-related ones.
iOS, Android, Free

While this one also offers to measure your heart rate (using the same technology), it has the added benefit of guiding you through the famous, high intensity 7-minute workout. You can estimate the number of calories burned by simply measuring your heart rate after a workout session - but you'll need to pay for the PRO version to access this.
iOS, Free

Blood Pressure (BP) Watch
Keep tabs on your BP with this app that lets you collect, track, analyse and share your blood pressure record. You have the option to set a reminder so you don't forget to record your BP, as well as create multiple accounts to manage the records of family and friends.
Android, Free

- Compiled by Karen Ann Monsy

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