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Matters of the Heart

Your destination for today’s heart health conversation.

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    Misdiagnosis is a Top Concern of Cardiac Patients

    Despite many recent advances in cardiovascular diagnosis and treatment, misdiagnosis is still a common concern for patients at risk of heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States. A complex web of symptoms, circumstances and comorbidities means that it’s not always easy for physicians to correctly identify conditions on the first visit.

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    Take Control of Your Health with New Technologies

    In the last few years, we’ve seen an explosion in consumer health devices, from watches that monitor your heart rate to apps that track everything from sleep to blood pressure to calories. However, various misconceptions, anxieties and fears still keep patients from talking openly with their doctors, particularly when it comes to heart disease. Learn how technology can help not hinder the quality of healthcare you receive.

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    How Fear of Unnecessary Hospital Tests is Impacting the Patient-Provider Relationship

    Patients are spending more and more on healthcare, but is it for the right tests and diagnostics? CMS reported that in 2017, individuals paid upwards of $10,000 on average on healthcare expenses alone, but not all were necessary. The fears surrounding high healthcare costs and unnecessary tests among Americans are a real concern. Find out what can be done in this short blog.

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    HeartFlow Insights: Uncovering Misconceptions about Heart Disease

    We conducted a survey of more than 1,500 adults in the U.S. and uncovered misconceptions about the leading cause of death in men and women, as well as a shared positive outlook on innovations in healthcare that will help transform the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease.

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