Jeff had been suffering from shortness of breath, heart palpitations and nausea for several months. He was a busy professional and he had seen many of his colleagues experience early cardiovascular disease. Out of an abundance of caution, Jeff visited a local cardiologist who diagnosed him with coronary artery disease. The cardiologist told Jeff that his best chance of preventing a heart attack was to have a stent inserted into one of his arteries.
MORE Health Co-Diagnosis Analysis
Jeff reached out to MORE Health and his case was reviewed by cardiologist Dr. Gordon Fung. MORE Health collected Jeff’s medical records and uploaded them to our Physician Collaboration Platform. Dr. Fung reviewed Jeff’s medical information and determined that Jeff did not need a stent. Jeff was not even suffering from coronary artery disease, but was instead suffering from stress. Dr. Fung prescribed a month of complete rest.
After a short vacation, Jeff’s symptoms had disappeared and he returned to work without undergoing an expensive, invasive and completely unnecessary procedure.
The average cost to insert a stent is $27,907, ranging from $16,406 to $61,184.
International Federation of Health Plans, “Comparative Price Report” (2013)
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