One in Five Heart Attack Patients Are Readmitted Within 30 Days, Be Prepared with Medlert

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SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 15, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- According to the New York Times, heart disease related emergencies are one of the most common causes for older adults to be readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of an initial incident. Lifestyle changes, like improving food choices and exercise, along with medication are key to avoiding a return to the hospital but sometimes a second incident is unavoidable.

"About 20 percent of patients who suffer a heart attack are readmitted to the hospital within 30 days," said David Emanuel, Medlert CEO and co-founder. "Even patients that follow their doctor's orders are at risk and it is important that they are prepared. With Medlert, first responders get there fast and are equipped with a detailed medical history, preparing them to provide the best possible care."

In the event of an emergency, Medlert's dispatchers provide first responders detailed medical information about the patient. This is particularly important to patients who recently were in the hospital following a heart attack or other heart related issue. Medlert makes sure that emergency responders arrive on the scene fast and are informed about the previous medical event.

"In addition to our current offerings, Medlert is working on integrating medical devices with the platform," continued Emanuel. "In the future we will be able to keep an eye on heart rate monitors, blood pressure monitors and other devices that will notice slight changes in those levels to better prevent an emergency from taking place to begin with."

To learn more about Medlert or to sign up for the mobile application, please visit www.medlert.com.

About Medlert

Medlert is the fastest way to get personalized medical attention in an emergency. With one touch, Medlert provides high quality customized medical care by connecting you with a trained emergency operator with access to your medical history. Medlert also shares that information with first responders and alerts family members and friends so they know that an emergency is taking place. Founded in 2012, Medlert has managed over 7,000 medical emergencies across the US. For more information or to sign up for this service to protect yourself and your family please visit www.medlert.com.

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