This is a new idea in medicine; using iPods and the Internet to educate patients. Arizona Heart Institute cardiovascular surgeon Grayson Wheatley, M.D., is the first to give his patients iPods. Patients can hear and see information about diet, exercise and the heart.
Programs also explain balloon angioplasty, stenting and show doctors performing a bypass.
"One of the biggest complaints in medicine is patients don't get enough time with their doctors, and the iPod can be an extension of time that they get with their doctors," Dr. Wheatley tells Ivanhoe.