New Technology And Data May Close Treatment Gaps And Improve Vascular Health, Says Abbott Study

The research revealed that around half of vascular patients globally support the use of latest diagnostic and treatment technologies. They feel with the help of latest technologies, physicians can determine the best treatment plan

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According to a new global market research, released by Abbott, more than 80% of physicians and hospital administrators, consider technology and data most important things to address challenges associated with  cardiovascular patient care.

The new market research, called Beyond Intervention shows that although around 79% of heart patients have faith in doctors’ decision-making, but they think they would have received better treatment had their treatment enabled by technology.

The research revealed that around half of vascular patients globally support the use of latest diagnostic and treatment technologies. They feel with the help of latest technologies, physicians can determine the best treatment plan.

The findings show that using advanced technologies can lead to better diagnoses, which will ultimately deliver better treatment plan.

“Technological advances can help providers select and treat the right patients, at the right time, with the right approach, thereby easing the burden on patients, healthcare workers and healthcare systems,” said Nick West M.D., chief medical officer and divisional vice president of Medical Affairs at Abbott’s vascular business.

This research underlines the need to integrate latest technologies with the treatment plan to get optimum results.

Innovating New Solutions Based on Clinical Need

Many studies suggest that with the help of proper interventions and post-procedural care, Cardiovascular disease (CVD) will not be as fatal as they are today.

Up to 80% of CVD-related deaths may be preventable, says the research paper by Abbott.

In India, CVD is the leading cause of mortality. The Global Burden of Disease study says that CVD death rate in India is higher than the global average. Age-standardized CVD death rate in India is 272 per 100,000 population, while global average is 235 per 100,000 population.

Main idea behind the Beyond Intervention survey was to understand treatment gaps in cardiovascular health care and identify new ways to address these gaps. The survey analysed feedback from more than 1,400 physicians, health system administrators and patients.

Key Research Findings (India)

  • Technology and the advancement in cardiovascular tools and practices continue to improve patient outcomes.
  • Data-driven healthcare system vital for efficient delivery and will enable a holistic treatment pathway.
  • There are growing treatment gaps in cardiovascular health care before, during and after a cardiac procedure or intervention.
  • Patients increasingly want a personalized health care experience based on data.

 

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