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Video visits a benefit for cardiology patients

Jul 6, 2021, 10:00 AM
Over the past year, Dr. Hanna and his patients have discovered the benefits of virtual video visits as a great way to maintain contact and check in on their heart health.

As a Cardiac Electrophysiologist, Ramy Hanna, MD helps patients with the “electricity” of the heart, providing diagnosis and treatment of heart rhythm or arrhythmia.

Dr. Hanna during MyChart Video Visit

Over the past year, Dr. Hanna and his patients have discovered the benefits of virtual video visits as a great way to maintain contact and check in on their heart health.

“For some of my patients who live far away, and for whom a conversation suffices to make clinical decisions and plan next steps, video visits have become a very welcome standard,” Dr. Hanna said. “They allow for all of the benefits of a complete clinic visit with the patient staying in the comfort of their own home. This is especially true for patients who are less mobile and for whom a trip to the clinic requires extensive planning.”

If physical exam findings are critical or urgent diagnostics are needed, such as an electrocardiogram, an in-office visit is required.

Most issues that are not reliant on physical examination findings can be handled with a video visit along with education and planning for next steps in a patient’s care. Dr. Hanna estimates about 15 percent of his appointments are virtual and he and his patients are becoming familiar with the technology.

“I think we have all become more comfortable with virtual visits as time has progressed,” he said. “I can say that I am equally comfortable seeing people in person as opposed to over a video visit. We can accomplish identical goals.”

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Video visits a benefit for cardiology patients

Jul 6, 2021, 10:00 AM
Over the past year, Dr. Hanna and his patients have discovered the benefits of virtual video visits as a great way to maintain contact and check in on their heart health.

As a Cardiac Electrophysiologist, Ramy Hanna, MD helps patients with the “electricity” of the heart, providing diagnosis and treatment of heart rhythm or arrhythmia.

Dr. Hanna during MyChart Video Visit

Over the past year, Dr. Hanna and his patients have discovered the benefits of virtual video visits as a great way to maintain contact and check in on their heart health.

“For some of my patients who live far away, and for whom a conversation suffices to make clinical decisions and plan next steps, video visits have become a very welcome standard,” Dr. Hanna said. “They allow for all of the benefits of a complete clinic visit with the patient staying in the comfort of their own home. This is especially true for patients who are less mobile and for whom a trip to the clinic requires extensive planning.”

If physical exam findings are critical or urgent diagnostics are needed, such as an electrocardiogram, an in-office visit is required.

Most issues that are not reliant on physical examination findings can be handled with a video visit along with education and planning for next steps in a patient’s care. Dr. Hanna estimates about 15 percent of his appointments are virtual and he and his patients are becoming familiar with the technology.

“I think we have all become more comfortable with virtual visits as time has progressed,” he said. “I can say that I am equally comfortable seeing people in person as opposed to over a video visit. We can accomplish identical goals.”