Penn Heart Study

Leveraging Twitter in the fight against heart disease

For individuals with chronic illnesses, automated self-management support and online communities have been shown to improve clinical outcomes, patient satisfaction, and reduce health care costs and utilization.  

The Center for Digital Health’s Penn Heart Study aims to reduce the burden of heart disease by examining how patients communicate about their cardiovascular health online and disseminating resources to improve their ability to manage the disease.

Enrollment is complete for both arms of the study engaging patients with diabetes and hypertension.