Cardiologist Dr. Eric Topol Makes an appearance on the Doctors TV Show to explain how modern cardiology may be able to predict when a heart attack will occur with the help of a cell phone app.
Consumer driven digital health coverage in the mainstream is gaining momentum. World-renowned cardiologist Dr. Eric Topol recently made an appearance on the popular TV program, “The Doctors,” where he talks about consumer digital health tools that can save your life and how the digital revolution will create better healthcare. In the episode shown below, Dr. Topol talks about how a cell phone can predict a heart attack by detecting the cells in the blood that have a blood test gene expression in patient’s signature giving it a “heart attack ringtone.” The sensors would see the misshaped cells in the blood and alert your cell phone that you are going to have a heart attack in the next few days.
Dr. Topol also provides a demonstration of a mobile health application that converts your smart phone into a cardiogram by adding a specialized case and placing your thumbs on two sensors allowing you to view your cardiogram and send that strip to your physician for a reading as shown in the pictures below.
You can watch the episode with Dr. Topol’s appearance on “The Doctors” below:
A world-renowned cardiologist, Dr. Topol is Chief Academic Officer at Scripps Health, Director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute, Professor of Translational Genomics at The Scripps Research Institute, and Vice-Chairman at the West Health Institute. He is the author of the book, “The Creative Destruction of Medicine: How the Digital Revolution Will Create Better Health Care.”