Cardiovascular diseases:
a global issue

108.7

Million people

were living with cardiovascular disease diseases in the 54 ESC (European Society of Cardiology) member countries, in 20171.

17.9

Million people

die of cardiovascular diseases each year worldwide, representing 31% of total global mortality2.

85%

of deaths

are due to heart attacks and strokes2. 

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 80% of heart attacks could be prevented by prevention and improved management3.

What is e-cardiology?

e-Cardiology is the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) to treat patients and convey healthy lifestyle, conduct research, educate health professionals and monitor diseases in the field of cardiology4.

The aim of e-cardiology is to transform the patient journey in the field of cardiovascular disease and improve heart health5.

According to the Working group of the European Society of Cardiology, the efficiency of the use of digital tools in cardiology is beginning to be established in the setting of primary and secondary prevention of ischaemic heart disease, chronic heart failure and atrial fibrillation6.

Our 5 convictions in cardiology

Patient’s journey in cardiology needs to be redesigned.

Prevention of cardiovascular disease must be a priority.

Digital health innovations hold promise for improving quality and experience in cardiovascular care.

Patients are already ready to embrace innovative health tools which encourage to adopt “healthy lifestyles” and allow a better follow-up7.

E-cardiology tools are designed to simplify your daily life, better monitor your patients and help you make better clinical decisions.

Connected HCP: e-cardiology

2 main possibilities offered by digital innovations in cardiology

BETTER DIAGNOSIS

Improving detection using mobile monitoring

Interpretating Automated ECG

REMOTE PATIENT MONITORING

Remoting possible complications

Alerting cardiac abnormalities

Detecting & allowing care in less critical phases

How to improve patients care?

2 tools which could support your practice

Prepare your consultations, for more efficient patient care

The principle of pre-consultation8 is is to collect and treat patients’ health information in advance to better set up a consultation.

The cardiologist can then focus on clinical decision making because the data analysis has already been done by a medical team or an e-health tool that supports the cardiologist.


This patient data analysis makes the medical consultation more successful: the physician already knows his patient’s risk level and has already initiated the necessary steps for rapid treatment.

Scenario #1 Patient’s journey without pre-consultation

PATIENT

64 DAYS

Current time to care for a cardiology patient

Standard consultation

Analysis by the cardiologist

DECISION & CARE

Scenario #2 Patient’s journey with pre-consultation

PATIENT

PRE-CONSULTATION

determine patient’s risk level, optimized time to patient care, Medical check-up to be organized

ANALYSIS


Assistant + nurse

SHORT TIME

patient care = 6 days

(between data collect and consultation by the cardiologist)

Cardiologist’s decision

FOLLOW-UP BY THE NURSE

A more pleasant relationship between the cardiologist and the patient!

Helping your patients take care of their hearts using mobile applications

Advise Cardiac Rehabilitation Applications: to improve patients’ adherence to “healthy lifestyle behaviours” (activity tracker, choosing good nutrition, stop smoking, lose weight, sleep well…)

Collect health data in real time (ECG and connected blood pressure monitor) to monitor potential alerts and adapt treatments

Encourage patients to consult reliable therapeutic education content

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e-cardio: take care of their hearts