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Innovative tools for successful disease management and patient care
Boston Heart Diagnostics is committed to extending patient care beyond the office visit. We understand your challenges with patient compliance, and we partner with you to predict, prevent, manage and reverse cardiovascular disease.
In addition to our advanced testing, we provide you with vital information about each of your patients through personalized plans that contain highly individualized treatment recommendations, as well as actionable lifestyle changes that are realistic and achievable. We support your patient follow-up with scientifically-based lifestyle tools that help patients adhere to their treatment plan and complete the continuum of care.
Read more below to learn how our innovative tools support disease management and patient care:
Boston Heart Diagnostics puts the same attention and care into our test reporting as we do in performing our advanced tests. Our reports are unlike any others. We go beyond “reporting results” and offer test result interpretations to assist in your diagnosis and treatment decisions.
We offer a variety of lab reports and are flexible in meeting your need of having the right information in a format that works for you. Our lab results, interpretations and recommendations are presented in an easy-to-read layout. Additionally, when you order the Boston Heart profile we provide you with a Personalized Treatment Plan for your patients.
The actionable clinical recommendations within our reports help you streamline patient care and promote effective communication with your patients.
Our Personalized Treatment Plan is produced using our proprietary cardio-informatics system, the Boston Heart Navigator™. Using an algorithm, the Navigator integrates all test results and individual clinical factors with scientific lipidology findings and clinical parameters, and generates an evidence-based, guideline-driven risk assessment specific to the patient being tested.
This plan contains detailed treatment recommendations, including drug and supplement therapies, diet, and lifestyle modifications. Results and recommendations are explained in clear, straightforward language that your patients can understand and act upon, and lifestyle recommendations that are practical and easy to follow.
When your patients are actively engaged in reducing their cardiovascular risk, adherence to treatment and lifestyle changes improves—along with outcomes.
While drug therapies can help control cardiovascular disease, they can’t cure it. Lifestyle, particularly diet and physical activity, have been proven over many years of research to have positive benefits in improving heart health.
heartmatters is based on a unique and powerful strategy—integrating the results of a patient’s advanced lipid testing and cardiovascular risk assessment with scientifically-based recommendations for diet, exercise and other lifestyle modifications—supplemented by personal coaching.
National and international guidelines for managing cholesterol and blood pressure, coupled with original dietary studies by nationally renowned nutrition, weight loss and diabetes-reversal expert Dr. Michael Dansinger and other researchers, have been used to formulate our novel approach.
The Personalized Nutrition Plan, lifestyle coaching and resources help your patients adopt permanent lifestyle changes to prevent, manage or reverse their cardiovascular disease. Additional resources in this program are designed specifically to assist you with monitoring patients’ progress and providing lifestyle coaching in your practice.
Personalized Nutritional Plan
When you advise your patients to enroll in heartmatters™, we provide a Personalized Nutrition Plan, derived from a unique algorithm that predicts the best diet for each patient to reduce their cardiovascular risk. The plan combines individual test results with evidence-based dietary modifications that are personalized to their preferences, and will help your patients see results and stay motivated.
Boston Heart Diagnostics’ uniquely trained staff of registered dietitians support your patients with lifestyle coaching by phone. This provides a dynamic, one-on-one personal connection and repeated interaction that make long-term lifestyle changes more achievable.
Educational Tools and Resources
Your patients will achieve more working together with you than working alone. heartmatters supports your follow-up care with tools designed especially for healthcare providers that will help you engage your patients—so that you can improve their outcomes. Additionally, resources and tools such as calorie counters, food journals and motivational tips help your patients stay on track in conjunction with your treatment 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.