Caring for patients with cardiovascular disease takes a team effort. In today’s ever-changing healthcare landscape, with an increasing number of patients in need of cardiovascular care, the role of nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) has never been more important.
This World Heart Day is unlike any other that has come before. Public health is front and center as countries around the world are facing the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, along with the physical, emotional, and economic toll it has taken. More than a million lives have been lost to COVID-19 this year worldwide. As a comparison, an estimated 17.8 million people died from cardiovascular disease in 2017.
Today we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day! Earth Day is an annual event celebrated around the world on April 22nd to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First celebrated in 1970, it now includes events coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network in more than 193 countries.
Heart and Vascular Institute of Wisconsin is now offering telehealth visits.
This past week we began our movement to offer patients the option of having a telehealth visit instead of a face-to-face provider visit. These “virtual visits” allow us to provide safe, effective, and convenient care through common technologies such as smart phones.
If you’re a patient of the Heart and Vascular Institute of Wisconsin, you’re eligible to sign up for our free online Patient Portal. Signing up for the Patient Portal gives patients direct access to their medications, test results, and bill payments, as well as the ability to send a direct message to their cardiologist.