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Cardiovascular diseases in Serbia

Cardiovascular diseases happen when the heart does not receive enough blood supply—through the coronary arteries—to contract and pump. It is one of the “national health priority areas” in Serbia according to the report of The European Journal of Public Health aside from cancer and mental health.

There’s a possibility that this could be predicted and prevented through mobile technology, though. Patients just have to be monitored through the Health eHeart Study where physicians could develop “robust and accurate models” based on the occurrence of heart disease in people who don’t yet have heart disease. How to slow down the progression of heart disease in people who already have it will also be observed.

The Health eHeart Study is, in effect, “precision medicine.” Participants just have to submit data via a secure online survey. Smartphone technology can also be used to measure a participant’s heart rate, blood pressure and pulse rate. The collated information would be sent back to researchers who can make recommendations to help prevent or treat heart disease.

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