Dr. Kelly Axsom: Driving Better Outcomes in Heart Failure
Cardiologist Dr. Kelly Axsom wants to help her heart failure patients live their best life for as long as they can. Inspired by patients battling heart disease, she spearheaded a team of multidisciplinary experts to launch an innovative program designed to monitor patients' cardiac health within the comfort of their own home. A central team remotely measures and monitors daily blood pressure and pulmonary artery pressure for patients across the New York Metropolitan area to more accurately predict outcomes and prevent patients from coming to the hospital. Thanks to the dedication of Dr. Axsom and her team, heart failure hospitalizations have seen a 84% reduction, while all causes have seen a 64% reduction.