The Heart of The Matter: Technology In The Future of Cardiology

Sound, rhythm, rate, structure, function – countless features of the heart are measured to keep it healthy for as long as possible. Recently, an army of digital health technologies joined the forces of traditional preventive tools in cardiology to counter stroke, heart attack, heart failure or any other cardiovascular risks. In the future, minuscule sensors, digital twins, and artificial intelligence could strengthen their ranks. Let’s see what the future of cardiology might look like! Fitness trackers, chatbots and A.I. against heart disease Let’s say 36-year-old Maria living in Sao Paulo in 2033 decides one day that she wants to change her life and starts running half an hour every second day. As it’s almost unimaginable to do sports without data measuring gadgets, she starts using a Fitbit. After a while, the device shows an abnormal heart rate, and the notification lands in her doctor’s inbox. After a consultation, the two decide that Maria needs further insight and monitoring – so she receives a Kardia, recording ECG. Further away in the future, she might also get tiny, implantable sensors to monitor potential symptoms – just as UConn Health’s Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center does in the case of heart failure patients. Maria might also use Babylon Health’s Healthcheck A.I.-based chatbot to give her a quick assessment of her health, but she might eventually have to go to the hospital for a 12-channel ECG ...
Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Future of Medicine Health Sensors & Trackers Portable Diagnostics cardiology cardiovascular cardiovascular diseases digital digital twin health trackers heart heart health heart rate heart soun Source Type: blogs

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