Telemedicine and Heart Health – What You Need to Know.
In the spirit of love month, here’s how we can help take care of your heart.

When you’ve got a problem, it’s always good to have a heart-to-heart talk. But what do you do when your heart is the problem?

First declared in 1973 by virtue of Proclamation no. 1096, Philippine Heart Month is celebrated every February to promote the awareness of heart disease as a serious concern among Filipinos.

Dealing with heart disease is no joke. From 2009-2019, heart disease consistently ranked 1st among causes of death in the country. As these figures cut across all age groups, the causes of heart disease can range from the food we eat, lifestyle choices such as smoking and not staying fit, and the presence of chronic conditions such as diabetes and hypertension.

With our country’s healthcare systems still battling COVID-19, going to a hospital can be troublesome for both healthcare professionals and patients with heart ailments. However, there is an effective way for those with heart problems to get the assistance they need in the safety of their own homes – Telemedicine.

Heart conditions in stable patients with uncomplicated disease, can be addressed via telemedicine as management mostly entails maintenance prescriptions along with preventive medical advice. With over 20 years of experience as an international leader in telemedicine, at Medgate, our services are geared to suit a wide range of patient needs, providing care that comforts despite the distance.

In order to improve the quality of life for someone with heart problems, here are the best ways where Medgate can help:

1. Better Lifestyle Counseling

Even though sessions aren’t conducted face-to-face, patients can be assured that their healthcare providers will still give comprehensive yet personalized care solutions. Aside from advice to eat well and lose weight, by being able to look at a patient’s home and living situation, doctors can tailor-fit lifestyle changes and recommendations geared to help patients live better.

2. Decreased Hospital Visits

Virtual consultations mean less time spent travelling back and forth, less exposure for both patients and staff, and less money spent on hospital admissions and fees – which means more time to enjoy with your loved ones.

3. Better Availability and Efficient Medicine Delivery

When it comes to our health, time is essential. Telemedicine allows patients to get instant access at any time of the day to specialist doctors without having to wait in line for hours at a hospital. Medicine delivery services are also integrated with telemedicine consultations as well to save patients from having to go to a pharmacy.

When it comes to love problems, call a friend. But when it comes to heart problems, call a doctor. Let’s keep our hearts healthy in 2021 by scheduling a consultation with Medgate today.