Improve patient treatment and surgical outcomes
Body composition is important for understanding a patient’s cardiovascular health. High blood volume, increased water levels in the body, strains on the heart are all issues that stem from conditions like obesity. Studies have proven InBody DSM-BIA body composition analyzers are an effective tool for treating patients with cardiovascular disease and improving surgical outcomes. InBody devices ensure cardiology professionals can be certain that the outputs generated accurately reflect changes within the patient.
In less than 60 seconds, cardiology professionals receive an InBody Result Sheet (body composition printout) that can aid in:
Obtaining objective fluid measures and guide fluid management strategies
Effectively monitoring nutrition status and guide nutritional interventions
Accurately tracking patient progress and predict surgical outcome
Empowered by objective data, clinicians will be able to more effectively identify, treat and manage lymphedema, improving the success of patients and their programs.
Improve quality of cardiac rehabilitation and develop individualized treatment plans
After a cardiac event, patients often undergo rehabilitation, consisting of health education, nutrition counseling, and exercise training, to improve cardiovascular health and reduce the risk of recurrence. However, cardiac rehabilitation programs rely on BMI as a marker for change in nutritional status even though it is not an effective method for tracking changes in body composition and health status.
By using InBody, professionals can monitor a patient’s muscle-fat balance to guide nutritional interventions and track progress throughout the rehabilitation program. InBody measures of lean mass and Edema Index can further aid in the assessment of muscle loss that may be masked by increase fluid retention.
InBody provides the patient a more accurate representation of their muscle and fat balance with percent body fat while also tracking changes in muscle, fat and fluid over time through the Body Composition History section.
This chart provides an educational outline to start discussion towards lifestyle change and can guide nutritional interventions as well as monitor exercise progress through rehabilitation programs. Patients are provided a visual representation of progress to stay motivated while professionals are able to make adjustments to their programs as needed.