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William Wijins discusses ‘Divine Intervention’ and the Digital Health Revolution with CardioPulse at ESC Congress 2017.

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Wijns is Co-Director of EuroPCR and Chairman of PCR. In 2016, he was appointed Professor of Interventional Cardiology at the Lambe Institute for Translational Medicine at the National University of Ireland, Galway. He leads a research project to develop wearable sensors that can monitor high-risk patients, alert them to potential danger signs and help prevent heart attacks.The Irish project will ultimately lead to the production of devices to monitor an individual’s vital signs which will put the patient at the centre of his or her own diagnosis and treatment.

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There's lots of horizon scanning in medicine, most of it is intriguing but too far-fetched to really make a difference. Wijins is working on projects that are likely to happen in the near future which makes it all the more fascinating.

Judith Ozkan

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This page is a summary of: William Wijns MD PhD FESC, European Heart Journal, May 2018, Oxford University Press (OUP), DOI: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehy189.
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