5 October, 2017
How Big Data Could Help Prevent One Fatal Heart Attack Every 40 Seconds
The smartphone apps revolution to avert cardiovascular events
To celebrate World Heart Day which was on September 29th, today I will join the American Heart Association Conference, AHA Health Tech & Innovation Forum, to discuss how emerging technologies can transform and create healthy communities.
According to the American Heart Association approximately 2,200 Americans die of cardiovascular disease each day, an average of one death every 40 seconds. In fact, cardiovascular diseases claim more lives each year than all forms of cancer and Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease combined. Even more alarming is the fact that about 92.1 million American adults are living with either some form of cardiovascular disease or the after-effects of a stroke. The direct and indirect costs of cardiovascular disease and stroke are reported to total more than $316 billion, which includes loss of work and the healthcare costs associated with stroke and cardiovascular disease.