08/17/2012

Some Docs Doubt Blood Type, Heart Disease Link

A new study claims people with blood type A, B, or AB may have a slightly higher risk of heart disease, compared to those with the most common blood group, type O. But some doctors, like cardiologist Eric Topol, question the study’s conclusion, and say patients shouldn’t fret about their blood type.

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Eric Topol

Eric Topol is author of The Patient Will See You Now: The Future of Medicine is in Your Hands (Basic Books, 2015), practicing cardiologist at the Scripps Clinic, and a genomics professor at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California.