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EP 943B - A Toilet Seat That Can Predict Heart Trouble

Summary: Thanks to new technology, a toilet may be all it takes to keep you out of the hospital.
Air Date: 6/4/19
Duration: 18:39
Host: Michael Roizen, MD
Guest Bio: Nicholas Conn, Founder & CEO of Heart Health Intelligence
Nicholas Conn is a postdoctoral fellow at RIT and founder and CEO of Heart Health Intelligence. Conn was part of a team that developed a toilet-seat based cardiovascular monitoring system, which aims to lower the hospital readmission rates of patients with congestive heart failure.
EP 943B - A Toilet Seat That Can Predict Heart Trouble
For heart failure patients, readmission is common. Within 30 days of hospital discharge, 25% of patients come back, and after 90 days, 45% come back.

But, thanks to new technology, a toilet may be all it takes to keep you out of the hospital.

Nicholas Conn, CEO and founder of Heart Health Intelligence, shares how his invention—a toilet seat with a single EKG—can help detect complications before a patient is even symptomatic. This type of seamless in-home monitoring can lead to earlier, simpler interventions, such as a short office visit or drug change rather than a hospital visit.

Tune in to learn when people with heart failure will be able to use the product, plus what other conditions it may soon be able to detect.

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