November 14, 2011

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.

The Conversation, Lee Aase, 11/14/11

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