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People Heart Study

Find out what you can do today to prevent a heart attack, stroke, or other cardiovascular event.

We are interested in understanding how data can empower individuals to evaluate their health. In particular, we want to study how anybody could use their personal health data to learn about the health of their heart.

Why the heart? Because heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the United States, and evidence suggests that it can be prevented by appropriate lifestyle and medical management.

Our study will help us understand whether individuals gaining digital access to their lab tests and medical history from their care providers could produce personalized heart health recommendations like this example based on the current guidelines for primary prevention of heart disease from the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association.

Enroll by downloading the iOS App “People Heart Study” on your iPhone.

How this study works

First, download the app from the App Store. Launch “People Heart Study” and after confirming eligibility and consenting through the app, you will be presented with a list of 4 steps to complete.

These steps consist of short surveys on your medical history and relevant risk factors for heart disease. We will also ask your permission to retrieve select data from your iPhone’s Apple Health app. Learn how to link your iPhone’s Health app with your care provider.

We estimate it should take no more than 30 minutes to complete all the steps in this research study.

Who Can Participate

Individuals meeting the following criteria are eligible to enroll in this study:

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Able to read and write in English

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Age between 40 and 75 years

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Resident of the United States

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Willing to link and share health record from the iPhone Health app

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Have NO history of heart attack, stroke or other heart-related illness

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What to Expect

Once all steps are completed, the app will create a heart disease risk report and a downloadable PDF file that can be shared with your doctor.

This report will include information on your risk scores, major and minor risk factors and suggested lifestyle changes. It may also include a recommended medication if appropriate.

Sample Report

Discuss with your doctor

The PDF report will contain guideline-based recommendations and whether intervention is required. Discussing this with your doctor can help make better decisions.

While the recommendations may be based on a mix of your health data from your Electronic Health Records (EHR) and your self-reported medical history, they do not replace clinical judgment and are thus for research purposes only. Consulting your doctor with a report may lead to a more informed, shared decision making.

Research Team

Raheel Sayeed

Raheel Sayeed

Isaac Kohane

Isaac Kohane

David Kreda

David Kreda

Josh Mandel

Josh Mandel

Will Gordon

Will Gordon

Alexander Blood

Alexander Blood

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