Jameson Health System now has the most innovative solution to patient assessment and therapeutic outcome monitoring of heart failure and pulmonary missions. The SHAPE-HFTM cardiopulmonary exercise testing system, places them among the most sophisticated cardiovascular centers.
Testing is low impact and low intensity. Even patients with sensitive conditions can complete the test and get on a track to better health.
The Shape System is easy on patients, requiring only low-intensity, graded or steady state testing protocols. Even high-risk patients can be tested with little or no discomfort.
What is it?
The Shape System consists of a special mouthpiece that the patient exhales into, the system analyzes the gas, and a computer with Shape software organizes the information, giving the physician instant and clear data on the condition of the patient’s heart.
This takes the complication out of cardiopulmonary exercise testing, allows serial tracking of patient progress, measures patient response to therapy, offers objective criteria for patient functional classification and provides data that is predictive of patient mortality and hospitalization risk.
Previously, patients with possible congestive heart failure and other sensitive heart conditions go through a stress test that requires physical activity raising their heart rate by more than 15 beats per second. This is difficult for some patients, requiring more tests for doctors to prescribe the correct treatment.
Now, Jameson offers one low-impact test giving doctors needed information to diagnose conditions of the heart and lungs.
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