Gerri Willis Interviews Dr. Jeffrey Olgin on FOX Business News

Gerri Willis Interviews Dr. Jeffrey Olgin on FOX Business News



researchers launching a new groundbreaking study helping them predict and prevent heart disease in humans now the project is called healthy heart study and it would use smartphones sensors and other devices to gather blood pressure physical activity and sleep habits all in real time now the goal is to enroll more than a million people from all over the world joining me now Jeffrey Holden chief of cardiology at the University of California San Francisco and he is heading up this study dr. Jeffrey thanks for coming on tonight I think this is a fascinating study and it would essentially be a bigger Framingham I think a lot of people are familiar with that study landmark study that looked at the causes of cardiovascular disease how are you going to use technology to help expand the information you can access well in a few ways so the Framingham Heart Study which has taught us a lot about heart disease risk started out with just three or four thousand people and it required people to go to a particular clinic in Massachusetts so you had to live within a certain area to be a part of it we hope to use technology to expand that to large numbers of people and collect data more than just once a year or once every two years but every day if possible to really give us large amounts of data in large amounts of diverse types of people so you're going to look at all kinds of people with all kinds of data points I you know we already saw cardiovascular disease in this country go down because of Framingham it sounds like your results could actually drive those numbers even lower yeah so even with the results we know from Framingham it's still the number one killer kills more people than all cancers and HIV combined 1 in 3 people still have heart disease and there's a person that dies of a heart attack every minute in this country so despite those major advances it still remains a big problem in healthcare in the United you know I think one of the things that's little understood and I'm wondering if you're going to try to shed light on is women and heart disease you know often women have don't even know they have heart disease and they show it in different ways for men will that be a part of your study absolutely one of the major goals of our study is to take what Framingham and other studies have done from a population standpoint and really try to understand those risks at an individual level whether that be you know women or particular ethnics groups within genders but really try to get an individual level prediction for heart disease and heart disease progression tell us more about how you're going to use technology to actually develop all this information that you had then used to diagnose well several reasons several ways so one way is that through using the internet people won't actually have to come in to a clinic for a particular visit they'll be able to provide information to us just using the Internet secondly on blood pressure yes in fact I have a sample here so this is just a bluetooth-enabled blood pressure cuff that's relatively inexpensive and it just connects with your smartphone to provide blood pressure and then that gets transmitted to the study instantaneously so it's automatic you don't even have to worry about putting on anything in an email to anybody anywhere it happens right away what other message at right what other methods do you um so we also have ways to track activity using things like Fitbit or other devices that measure activity and exercise we have tools built right into the smartphone that can measure pulse rate just using the camera and your finger we have tools on the phone that track people's behavior their activity potentially their mood and their sleep we have an app that will track people's diet so in real time they can take pictures of what they eat and we can do image analysis to determine what types of food they're eating and how much as well as machines to attract an EKG just using the phone a case on the phone to provide an EKG that's awesome it sounds to me like you're going to gather all kinds of data I'm sure this will take quite some time to put together dr. thanks for coming on tonight fascinating study will definitely be tracking what you do thank you my pleasure thanks for having me now if you want more information you want to be a part of the study the e hearts study log on to health dash eat hard study or you can be a part of it they're going to test a million people out there next I'll break down one congressman's attempt to work from home and Speaker Boehner offering his reasons why President Obama has yet to release his budget plan they make up tonight's top five you

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