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Transforming Your Approach to Cardiovascular Disease
Boston Heart is transforming the treatment of cardiovascular disease by providing healthcare providers and their patients with novel diagnostics and reports along with individualized nutrition and lifestyle management that have the power to change the way clinicians and patients communicate about heart health. Beyond our advanced testing, we offer:
- Actionable Laboratory Reports: Patient-centric reporting with a color coded system to help you and your patients immediately see areas of concern.
- Boston Heart Diagnostic Report: Breakthrough patient report designed to improve patient engagement, health literacy and adherence to your treatment plans.
- Boston Heart Lifestyle Program: Personalized, scientifically-designed nutrition and lifestyle management program, supported by our team of registered dietitians accessible to your patients by phone.
- Boston Heart Life Plan
- Helpful Tools and Resources
Boston Heart reports go far beyond reporting results by providing you with insights that inform individualized treatment plans.
Results in our patient-centric laboratory reports are color-coded allowing you and your patients to immediately see areas of concern. Interpretations and clinical treatment considerations are provided to help you streamline patient care and communicate more effectively with your patients.
When you order testing from Boston Heart, we also provide you with an individualized patient Diagnostic Report to help you inspire your patients to engage differently with their heart health.
Our Diagnostic Report is a breakthrough communication tool for you to use with your patients—helping to increase your patients’ understanding of their heart health and improve adherence to your treatment plans. Each patient’s story is told in the four parts of heart disease testing—Lipids, Inflammation, Metabolics and Genetics—and a Plan for Well Being with considerations for medications, supplements and lifestyle (including a personalized nutrition snapshot). This Plan for Well Being is an introduction for the patient to the Boston Heart Lifestyle Program.
With the Boston Heart Lifestyle Program, your patients receive a personalized nutrition and activity plan, the Life Plan, generated with input from their diagnostic test results and personal food preferences. This Boston Heart Life Plan also provides your patients with specific actions that they can take to improve test results. Once your patients leave your office, they can rely on the support of a Boston Heart Registered Dietitian coach to guide patients into setting incremental behavioral goals and to provide encouragement and accountability as they work to make lifestyle changes and get their test results to green.
Our approach draws on a foundation of peer reviewed clinical research and original dietary studies by nationally renowned nutrition, weight loss and diabetes-reversal experts Michael Dansinger, MD; Ernst Schaefer, MD; and Joi Gleason, MS, RD, LDN. We combine this knowledge with national nutrition guidelines for managing cholesterol and blood pressure, to create a highly effective solution.
To help engage your patients, they will have access to a constantly growing library of educational and motivational resources via our patient portal. Life Plans, coaching notes, and laboratory reports are available to you via our healthcare provider portal to ensure that you’re continuously informed on your patients’ progress.
The Boston Heart Lifestyle Program improves test results
Patients who participate in the Lifestyle Program achieve greater improvement in test results than those who do not, including:
- 1.5x improvement in LDL-C
- 3x improvement in sdLDL-C
- 3x improvement in triglycerides
- 1.3x improvement in HDL-C
Patients who participate in the Lifestyle Program return for follow-up testing sooner than patients not in the Program: 6 months vs. 8 months.*
The Lifestyle Program goes beyond other programs that try to reduce and manage CVD risk by providing patients with personalized nutrition and activity considerations and the support to help patients achieve better health.
*Test improvement data based off of 1:1 match of 2,662 Boston Heart patients with same healthcare provider, gender and baseline LDL-C.
Eligible patients create a scientifically-designed Personalized Nutrition and Life Plan with individual calorie goals and nutrient targets, a menu with heart-healthy recipes, and an activity plan. The Plan helps take the guesswork out of how patients can eat better to improve their test results and reduce their risk.
Boston Heart Coaches, all Registered Dietitians with additional education and specialties, guide your patients into setting incremental behavioral goals that can lead to improved health outcomes. They can help patients overcome barriers as well as provide encouragement and accountability as patients work to achieve their goals.
Mybostonheart.com provides patients with:
- 24/7 access to their reports
- food and activity tracker
- healthy living resources, including educational and motivational articles
These resources help patients make important lifestyle changes and stay in sync with your treatment guidance.
Healthcare Provider Portal
The Boston Heart Healthcare Provider Portal gives you feedback on how your patients are progressing in the Lifestyle Program, which allows you to better manage their health outcomes.
For current Boston Heart clients, please speak to your sales representative on how to get your patients involved in the Lifestyle Program.
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- Did you know?
- A sedentary lifestyle is one of the five major risk factors for cardiovascular disease (along with high blood pressure, abnormal values for blood lipids, smoking, and obesity), as outlined by the AHA.1
- Recent research shows that following current cholesterol treatment guidelines reduces a patient’s risk for cardiovascular events by only 25%--this means standard therapy fails to address 75% of a patient’s residual risk for CVD events.2,3,4
- CVD claims more lives each year than cancer, chronic lower respiratory disease and accidents combined.5
- Test Menu
- For a complete listing and description of tests performed in our laboratory, see our Test Menu.