If you have a cardiac, pulmonary, or vascular health issue, you might need to track your health and vital signs at home. At Louisiana Cardiovascular and Thoracic Institute, in Alexandria, Louisiana, Gary P. Jones, MD, FACS, offers remote patient monitoring, an innovative type of telehealth. Call Louisiana Cardiovascular and Thoracic Institute or schedule a consultation online today to find out if remote patient monitoring is right for you.
Remote patient monitoring is a type of telehealth that uses digital technology to collect your medical data at home and transmit it to Dr. Jones at Louisiana Cardiovascular and Thoracic Institute.
Dr. Jones offers a variety of remote patient monitoring options so he can track your health and address any changes quickly to reduce your risk of hospitalization or other more serious health interventions.
Louisiana Cardiovascular and Thoracic Institute uses state-of-the-art at-home medical devices as well as industry-leading technology to protect the security of your data and your privacy. Dr. Jones records the data in your private health records and uses it to check for changes in your health.
Dr. Jones uses remote patient monitoring devices to track various vital signs and health information, including your weight, blood pressure, blood sugar, blood oxygen, and heart rate.
He also provides Holter and event monitors. These devices are portable electrocardiogram devices that monitor and record the electrical activity in your heart for 24 hours or more.
A Holter monitor records your heart activity for 24 hours. You wear an event monitor for several days or weeks, but it only records your heart activity when you have symptoms such as a racing or fluttering heartbeat, shortness of breath, or chest pain.
Remote patient monitoring offers many benefits. It allows Dr. Jones to track your health and identify changes or potential problems quickly. Starting treatment in the early stages of a disease can reduce discomfort and disruption to your life.
Many health problems don’t cause constant symptoms. Remote patient monitoring allows Dr. Jones to track your health and vital signs for much longer periods than are realistic for an office visit.
For example, an in-office blood pressure check or electrocardiogram provides a snapshot of your health data. Remote patient monitoring provides a more significant amount of data.
Additionally, remote patient monitoring reduces the number of visits you need to make to Louisiana Cardiovascular and Thoracic Institute. This saves you time and money as you don’t need to drive to the office or spend money on gas, or childcare and eldercare.
If you’re interested in remote patient monitoring, call Louisiana Cardiovascular and Thoracic Institute or make an appointment online today to learn more about the available options and which services are right for you.