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Can Selfies Be Used to Detect Heart Disease?

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telemedicine, many more critique the selfie as frivolous.According to the authors of a new study recently published in the European Heart Journal, sending a “selfie” to your doctor could be a cheap and simple way of detecting heart disease.Their research suggests that a computer algorithm can detect coronary artery disease by analyzing photographs of a person’s face. The technology can identify specific facial features that are already known to be associated with an increased risk of heart disease. These include thinning or grey hair, wrinkles, ear lobe creases, as well as small yellow deposits of cholesterol underneath the skin, usually around the eyelids, known as xanthelasmata; and fat and cholesterol deposits that appear as a hazy.

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