Move over Dr. Google, the future of health is social
We’ve had our own experience of this at Mayo Clinic. Katherine Leon was only 38 when she experienced a Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD) that resulted in a heart attack after the birth of her second child. No one could tell her what the risk of a second heart attack could be, as the only study into the condition at the time had involved a small group of people. She found an online SCAD support group, who banded together and asked Mayo Clinc if we wanted to study them. The result was a successful pilot study with international participants and more research planned.