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Texting for a healthy heart

Yale Medicine Magazine, 2019 - Summer


A project involving researchers at Yale and in China gauges the potential for smartphones to improve heart health in a country with high rates of heart disease. Patients in different regions across China diagnosed with chronic heart conditions received supportive text messages as well as texts offering guidance on daily activities to support specific health goals. While the messages did not result in significant changes to the participants’ blood pressure, most of the subjects liked them and wanted to continue to receive informational and motivational support after the study ended.

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