MedCalc is a native iPhone application that provides a comprehensive list of medical formulas from “A-a O2 Gradient” to “Wells Score for Pulmonary Embolus.” There are close to 150 formulas, scores, and classifications easily accessible without the need for an internet connection. The app is available in four languages (English, French, German, and Spanish), with support for both US and SI units easily switchable from the keypad. The user can amass a set of “Favorites” for rapid access to often used formulas, and equations can be searched by name or keyword. Items of particular interest to the Cardiothoracic surgeon include the Gorlin equation for valve area, CHADS2 Score for risk of stroke with atrial fibrillation, EuroSCORE risk calculator, and various formulas for pulmonary function. New items are occasionally added, and the authors are willing to include suggestions from users. MedCalc has an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from over 1600 users of the current version.
The app is available free of charge on the iTunes Sore by searching for MedCalc or going directly to its iTunes address at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/medcalc-medical-calculator/id299470331?mt=8.
Last Modified: 26-May-2010