An ally to medicine or a necessity at the current moment

With the advancement of technology, accurate diagnoses and more appropriate treatments are made. This way we prevent many cardiovascular diseases.
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Scientific knowledge aligned with technological advances in health, with increasing precision and speed, makes us reflect: What will the end of this decade be like? This answer is still under construction, but it is the reason for many studies and also for changes in habits.

In the view of the most optimists, we will have a life with healthier habits and prepared for prevention, while in the view of some pessimists and those with genetic predispositions, we will have a moment of less secrecy and loss of intimacy. In fact, this is the path that has led nations to discuss this issue that invades the most precious asset of human beings, their lives.

Accurate diagnoses will lead to more accurate treatments, leaving in the past, for example, cardiovascular, oncological and neurological diseases as the most prevalent. Not long ago, the last generation had an incidence of cardiovascular death of approximately 10%, currently this factor is between 30% in some regions of the planet.

Responsible cardiology is today one of the specialties that most use technology in the day-to-day of the office and in our lives. Equipment has evolved, exams are more thorough and accurate with the use of artificial intelligence, smartwatches, improved definition of images such as angiotomography, magnetic resonance imaging and echocardiograms with clarity superior to the human eye.

This information, associated with population data, quantitatively improves the quality of care, eliminating cost barriers, which can make access to new procedures universal.

It should be noted that patients will have the possibility of telediagnosis and monitoring 24 hours a day anywhere in the world with the progressive development of telemedicine and wearables already available on the market and released by regulatory bodies. A great example is the continuous electrocardiogram in patients with pre-defined algorithms with the patient’s risk factors that can safely predict the risk of infarction, arrhythmias and other fatal cardiological pathologies that can be identified in advance to trigger the alarm at your cardiologist doctor. Helping to quickly guide the patient, to save him in an emergency.

Or even make use of startups in medicine, a recent tool for employing new technologies associated with the growing use of the internet with the advent of 5G, internet speed capable of communicating in near real time with command cells operated by remote teams. In this sense, the CRM is studying how to adapt remote care to the Code of Medical Ethics.

In the treatment, it is noted the development of new drugs to control cholesterol, diabetes and preventive against acute myocardial infarction. They are even more accurate for blood pressure control.

Medical robotics is also evolving rapidly, with devices that have changed the way of caring for and treating patients, starting with hemodynamics and now evolving into safer surgeries with minimal cuts, modern prosthetic implants and advanced mechanical hearts. It is no longer possible to think about health without technology, a current fact with no return.

With the excess of information and sometimes fragmented, it can cause in the professional a feeling of insecurity and disorientation. But it will soon be incorporated into medical clinics and faculties of medicine, especially if there is adequate prevention, guaranteeing the patient all the benefits of this evolution of medicine and safety for the doctor in the prescription and care of the same.

We’ve heard that the rocket doesn’t reverse, but it’s been proven that with the right knowledge and the right technology, we can almost anything. What we can’t do is guess the patient’s symptoms or save the life of the one who never bothered to give the correct importance that LIFE deserves.

Prevention, which remains the master key of any medical advice, is good health with the help of technology that will improve the quality of life for many people.

Dr. Marcelo Aguilar Puzzi
Cardiologist and Hemodynamicist

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