There has been a great deal of buzz around Google’s announcement of their plan to develop a “pill” that will circulate in the blood stream to detect early forms of cancer and give warning signs about impending cardiac complications. Thissounds like science fiction, but who knows? We certainly wish them the best success in this endeavor.
But do we really need to wait for these futuristic projects to be able to detect heart disease early? I wrote an Op Ed for the San Jose Mercury News which you may find informative.