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Dr. Topol Discusses the Latest in Heart Medicine on NPR's Science Friday

Eric Topol, MD, cardiologist and chief academic officer at Scripps Health.

Eric Topol, MD, cardiologist and chief academic officer at Scripps Health.

Scripps Clinic cardiologist Eric Topol, M.D., appeared on the National Public Radio program Science Friday to discuss new research tying blood type to heart disease risk.


Dr. Topol, who is chief academic officer of Scripps Health, spoke critically of the study, noting that the relationship between blood type and heart disease was found to be fairly weak. The main drivers of heart attacks and strokes continue to be obesity, smoking, diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and a sedentary lifestyle, he said.


Listen to the replay of the interview here: Science Friday — Aug. 17

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