» » »

Calling All Heart Patients Boone NC

The researchers found that patients in Boone who took part in these telehealth interventions had a 30 percent lower death rate than patients without the interventions. The telehealth patients also had lower total cholesterol levels, lower levels of systolic blood pressure and lower rates of smoking.

Peter Thomas Ashline, MD
(828) 264-9664
175 Mary St
Boone, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1989

Data Provided by:
Joseph Walter Helak
(828) 264-9664
175 Mary St
Boone, NC
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

Data Provided by:
LeVerne S Fox
(828) 264-9664
175 Mary St
Boone, NC
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

Data Provided by:
Albert Gersing, MD
(828) 898-7778
Banner Elk, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1958

Data Provided by:
Ronald L McGowan, MD, FACC
(828) 898-5002
PO Box 357
Linville, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

Data Provided by:
Peter Thomas Ashline
(828) 264-9664
175 Mary St
Boone, NC
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

Data Provided by:
Jeanette Marie Billett, MD
(828) 264-9664
175 Mary St
Boone, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Wright State Univ Sch Of Med, Dayton Oh 45401
Graduation Year: 1986

Data Provided by:
Joseph Walter Helak, MD
(910) 341-3301
175 Mary St
Boone, NC
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: New Hanover Reg Med Ctr, Wilmington, Nc
Group Practice: Wilmington Health Associates Medical Clinic Llc

Data Provided by:
Lambert P McLaurin, MD
(757) 873-0360
PO Box 695
Valle Crucis, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Fl Coll Of Med, Gainesville Fl 32610
Graduation Year: 1967

Data Provided by:
Rodney Martin Stalheim, MD
(828) 759-9903
420 Stonecroft Dr SE
Lenoir, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1971

Data Provided by:
Data Provided by:

Calling All Heart Patients

Provided By:

WEDNESDAY, June 17 (HealthDay News) -- Telephone or Internet-based interventions may help heart attack survivors and other cardiac patients improve their heart health and reduce their risk of future cardiac events, Australian researchers say.

They reviewed published randomized trials evaluating the use of phone- or Internet-based interventions in cardiac rehabilitation programs. Two of the interventions were Internet-based; all others were by telephone.

"We aimed to determine if, in a world increasingly dominated by electronic technology, interventions for preventing recurrent coronary disease could be delivered in innovative ways to enable more people to access effective secondary prevention," the study's lead author, Lis Neubeck of Concord Repatriation General Hospital in Sydney, said in a news release from the European Society of Cardiology.

"Our analysis, which involved more than 3,000 patients across 11 studies, suggests that the electronic age is indeed providing effective alternatives for the delivery of preventive health change," Neubeck added.

The researchers found that patients who took part in these telehealth interventions had a 30 percent lower death rate than patients without the interventions. The telehealth patients also had lower total cholesterol levels, lower levels of systolic blood pressure and lower rates of smoking.

The study appears in the June issue of the European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention & Rehabilitation.

People are "increasingly time-poor," which can make it difficult for them to attend cardiac-rehabilitation programs at hospitals or other facilities, according to Neubeck, who stated: "Utilizing electronic technologies has the potential to increase access for these services without compromising outcomes."

More information

The U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute has more about cardiac rehabilitation.

SOURCE: European Society of Cardiology, news release, June 16, 2009

Copyright © 2009 ScoutNews, LLC. All rights reserved.

Read Article at HealthDay.com