Calling All Heart Patients Wilmington NC

The researchers found that patients in Wilmington 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.

J Richard Tamisiea, MD
(910) 395-6368
Wilmington, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1964

Data Provided by:
Andrew Hayward Bishop, MD
(434) 924-0000
7530 Masonboro Sound Rd
Wilmington, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1997

Data Provided by:
Mark Timothy Murphy, MD
(910) 815-3420
5109 Nicholas Creek Cir
Wilmington, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Coll Of Cork, Nat'L Univ Of Ireland, Fac Of Med, Cork
Graduation Year: 1990

Data Provided by:
Damian Brezinski
(910) 341-3301
1202 Medical Center Dr
Wilmington, NC
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

Data Provided by:
Mark T Murphy
(910) 815-3420
1725 New Hanover Medical Park Dr
Wilmington, NC
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

Data Provided by:
Melony K Covington, MD
(615) 835-7532
1414 Hollybriar Ct
Wilmington, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1998

Data Provided by:
David Thomas Sawyer, MD
(910) 763-5182
3617 Saint Francis Dr
Wilmington, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1989

Data Provided by:
James Tidler, MD, FACC
(910) 392-3129
4409 Fireside Ct
Wilmington, NC
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

Data Provided by:
William Lancer Lewis
(910) 815-3420
1725 New Hanover Medical Park Dr
Wilmington, NC
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

Data Provided by:
Paul A Payne
(910) 341-3301
1202 Medical Center Dr
Wilmington, NC
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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