Signify Premium Insight: GE’s Path to Improved Heart Health
Published: November 15, 2023
GE HealthCare has recently announced it has entered into a partnership with Mediport in order to open a ‘one-stop clinic for cardiology’, which the collaborators say will allow patients to be diagnosed and provided with a care plan on the same day.
The clinic will be based in a new multidisciplinary healthcare centre in Antwerp, which is operated by Mediport, a provider specialising in preventative healthcare. The move comes against the backdrop of a significant rise in cardiovascular disease; the prevalence of which has doubled since 1990, to become the cause of 32 percent of deaths.
The partners say that their pathway will facilitate the early detection of heart disease. This timely diagnosis and management of coronary artery disease can mitigate the risk of myocardial infarctions and related cardiac events, leading to better outcomes for patients.