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July 25, 2017

Cardiologist-Neurologist Communication Is Crucial For Vascular Disease Patients

consultation in cardiology3D animation is extraordinarily useful in cardiology. Most of the procedures are complex and not easily described by a physician to a patient unless the physician uses visual references that are anatomically correct. Using 3D animation helps patients understand the physiology and how specific procedures could improve their lives.

Risks of Vascular Disease

When a patient has a systemic vascular disease and experiences problems with his or her blood cells, there is the possibility of blood clots forming in many parts of the body. When these blood clots break free, they are the most likely cause of a stroke. Cardio embolisms account for about 20 to 50 percent of ischemic strokes. Many are not aware of the risks caused by a systemic vascular disease. Unfortunately, a blood clot that forms in the leg, the arteries supplying the heart or elsewhere can suddenly break free and travel to the brain, where it can do an enormous amount of damage.

Recently, U.S. Senator John McCain underwent treatment for a blood clot in between his eye and brain. This was discovered by a routine examination. The blood clot was so dangerous that it required immediate surgical procedures to remove it.

Effective Teamwork Matters

Vascular disease requires having a team of specialists to treat it properly — including a cardiologist and a neurologist. If an emergency condition arises, the emergency care professionals will refer the patient to a qualified cardiologist and neurologist, as well as a physician who specializes in internal medicine. Vascular disease involves numerous medical practitioners who have expertise in the treatment of this problem.

When a team of qualified physicians helps a single patient, research shows that this reduces the number of complications during a hospital stay, reduces in-hospital mortality, improves secondary prevention outcomes, and contributes to the detection of concomitant vascular problems in other vascular territories.

3D Medical Animations: Helping Physicians and Patients Understand Treatment

cardiologist working with laptop at officeTherefore, when physicians treat a patient with vascular disease, they can immensely benefit by using 3D medical animations, such as a medical device animation or cell animation to be able to show patients quickly and easily what the recommended treatments and surgical procedures are like; as well as how a medical device will be implanted and how it works.

One example reported that the key issue in a common case was that having a full neurological evaluation could have prevented the occurrence of a postoperative stroke. Atheromatosis of the cardiac and carotid arteries is a common cause of stroke and may be a major factor in up to 40 percent of cases. In one case, a history of the patient having “amaurosis fugax” strongly suggested the carotid artery circulation was compromised. A previous study of the circulation of the carotid and cerebral systems should have suggested the urgent need for treatment of the right internal carotid artery with an endarterectomy that would be necessary before the cardiac surgery. This is how 3D cardiology animations can help physicians and patients understand the treatment options for acute vascular problems.

In the stroke unit, neurologists should seek the evaluation of cardiologists. Cardiologists, neurologists, vascular disease patients and anyone interested in medical technology may find watching these 3D cardiology animations to be very informative. Effective communication and collaborative efforts between a patient’s neurologist and a cardiologist are key factors to best ease the impact of a systemic vascular disease in terms of morbidity and mortality.

There is a need for visual aids to help educate patients — such as medical device animations and other services that Ghost Productions provides — because many times, cardiologists and neurologists utilize the same equipment and medical tools when they treat systemic vascular disease.

Help Improve Results With Medical Device Animations

Ghost Productions has the experts with in-depth knowledge of anatomy as well as medical procedures and medical device implants. Contact us to get an estimate on your next 3D animation project, especially when the issues are crossing specializations of different physicians who need to coordinate their efforts.

These medical animations show the potential outcomes in ways that are easy to understand by physicians, health care practitioners, and patients. By using them appropriately, it is possible to give better patient care, coordinate efforts between medical specialties and, ultimately, have better results overall.

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