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Better Lives With Care Wallet: Coronary Artery Disease in New Zealand

Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most common type of heart disease and occurs when the arteries that supply blood to your heart muscle become hardened and narrowed.

According to the Heart Foundation, more than 170,000 people in New Zealand have CAD and it’s the main cause of heart attacks and angina. Moreover, every 90 minutes a New Zealander dies from heart disease. Many of these deaths are premature and could have been prevented.

Although there’s no cure right now for coronary artery disease, patients can live a long and fulfilling life while managing it. There are also lots of things that can be done to manage the condition and reduce the risk of future heart events like being smoke-free and physically active, eating heart healthy foods, keeping to a healthy weight and having blood pressure and cholesterol checked. People over 35 are recommended to start having a heart check.

Care.Wallet is designed to improve access to quality care. It can help boost patient engagement and care outcomes by strengthening the connection between patient and doctor. Care.Wallet will allow a patient to synchronize devices such as heart rate monitors, weighing scales, and blood sugar monitors. This data shared with the doctor via Care.Wallet allows them to monitor changes in the patient’s health, give advice or alter medication based on the patient’s heart condition.

Patients will be able to schedule an appointment with a few clicks via Care.Wallet together with the ability to book medical transportation. And in case an in-office visit is not possible, Care.Wallet will offer access to Global Telehealth Exchange, where virtual visits can be scheduled and performed.

A patient shouldn’t be dealing with a heart disease alone. Care.Wallet gives patients an opportunity to create a Care.Circle consisting of close relatives and healthcare professionals involved in his treatment. This will provide patients with the support and care they need to live a long, fulfilling life, keeping their heart condition under control.

Care.Wallet is a true game-changer in the healthcare industry, one simple tool to manage your health. Did you find the above article interesting? Take a look at our previous article Arthritis in the U.S.A.

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