Secrets Not to Keep from Your Heart Doctor

Recently, the Center for Disease Control came to a rough estimate of how many Americans are at risk with heart disease. The number was overwhelming, and they found that 68 million people in America are using medications to decrease high levels of blood pressure. Coronary artery disease and heart attacks are both risks that increase with levels of high blood pressure. Keeping information from any physician isn’t ever wise as they need all the details to properly care for their patients. Mobile cardiac monitor provider, ReactDx, shares what cardiologists say is important for patients to share with their doctors:

  • Vitamin or Supplement Consumption: Although other medicines and herbal supplements can be useful for many people, cardiologists say some remedies can cause great risks to people who are taking heart disease medications. According to the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, there are over 24 herbal remedies that should be avoided by cardiovascular patients.
  • Already Been Tested by Other Doctors: Don’t be afraid to admit you’ve gone to another doctor for a second opinion. It’s important for doctors to know what tests have been administered, whether it’s a simple blood test or even an EKG. Doctors must be able to understand the severity of your condition with all the information.
  • Skipped Any Medications: Sadly, cholesterol or blood pressure medication is claimed to be taken by patients, when in fact, doses have been skipped. By omitting details about taking medications, cardiologists may not notice a change in patient’s blood pressure or cholesterol levels. This is a problem because doctors may prescribe medication for a higher dose, when the lower dose wasn’t even taken in the first place.

Don’t be ashamed or embarrassed about any physical or other personal issues that may keep you from going to your doctor or sharing all relevant information. There are too many risks out there that could lead to serious issues later on. To learn more about heart disease and the risks involved in misinforming your physician, browse the ReactDx Inc. blog. ReactDx has mobile cardiac monitors to help patients ensure they are constantly having their heart information read by a highly-trained staff that know when there’s a cause for concern. For more information, contact ReactDx at (800) 23-HEART.

Jodi is a seasoned Human Resources professional who thrives on change and transformation. She fell in love with Human Resources when she attended Penn State University for graduate school in Public Administration with a curriculum that emphasized Human Resources. After earning her Master’s degree she began her career in the manufacturing industry in Talent Acquisition and was eventually assigned the overall HR Management responsibility of three divisions which included collective bargaining. Ultimately, she made her way to transitioning a new division of a Fortune 100 company under the corporate model as well as developing and executing Human Resources policies and procedures across a broad range of functional disciplines. At the next juncture of her career, she was tapped on the shoulder by former Executives that she previously worked with to join in on an exciting start-up. Today, Jodi is the Vice President of Talent Relations and Development for Medicomp Inc dba ReactDx and is responsible for managing the strategic Human Resources function which includes mergers and acquisitions for this rapidly expanding company.

Jodi and her husband enjoy landscaping, finding new restaurants and traveling whenever life gives them the opportunity.

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