Mobile Apps & Resources: iCCS - Canadian Cardiovascular Society


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iCCS - Canadian Cardiovascular Society


Caroline Monnin & Rachel Zhao

Version reviewed

Version 1.2.3

Device & OS used

Samsung Tablet E ; Android 9 

Date of review

October 16 & 23, 2018



Image Source: iCCS, Apple App Store. ​Retrieved on October 31, 2018 from​

App developer

Company Name:
Canadian Cardiovascular Society.



Canadian Cardiovascular Society



Contact Us:

Dr. Chi-Ming Chow

Edward Brawer from About Guidelines page

Contact Us page:



iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch 
Requires iOS 8.0 or later

Last updated(as per App Store Listing): July 14, 2018

Last updated (as per Google Play listing): October 10, 2018

Country of origin







14.4 MB for iOS; 4.0 MB for Android



Physicians and allied health professionals who provide cardiovascular care


From About Guidelines page:

From Guidelines and Position Statements Library page:


Stated Purpose  

iCCS is a platform to deliver the top CCS Guidelines in one single app.

The following guidelines are included:
• CCS Antiplatelet Guidelines
• CCS Atrial Fibrillation
• CCS Drive+Fly
• CCS Heart Failure
• CCS Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy
• CCS Lipid Guidelines

iCCS contains guideline summaries, introductory videos, clinical calculators, useful drug tables, clinical trial summaries, and a comprehensive library of guidelines and pocket guides.



Info can be found in App Store or Google Play. 


Part 1: Editorial committee, content updates, and evidence grading

The information on the editorial committee and evidence grading system is not available in the app, but on the CCS website. Entries are clearly dated both in the app and on the CCS website.


Part 2: Source and authorship information for 3 entries

There are seven guideline topics in the app. Each guideline topic contains all or some of these sections: Summary, Calculators, Drugs, Trials, Library and Videos.


The Library section links to the full guidelines, guideline slide decks, focused updates, etc. All of the documents in the Library section reside on Google Docs. The source and authorship information is included in the full guidelines. There is no source or authorship information in other sections. Hence a low score for Part 2.



Organization      of information


Clear organizational scheme. Entries are arranged by topics. Each topic contains sub categories which include some or all of these sections: Summary, Calculators, Drugs, Trials, Library and Videos.









Navigation was not difficult, but annoying.  Having to keep going back and forth was not ideal.


Internet connection required for use: Yes (Except the Library and Videos sections, all the other sections do not request Internet access after initial download and updates. The Library section links to documents on Google Docs.)Text search field: Yes; Browsable content: No; Advertisements: No; Pop-up advertisements: NoIn-app purchases: No



Calculators are included in all but one topic.

Videos from 2010 and 2012 guidelines