Dr. Ami Bhatt talked about ‘Don’t Die of Doubt’, an American Heart Association campaign encouraging people to seek medical treatment if they experience symptoms of a heart attack or stroke, during a recent appearance on a national medical podcast.
“We have a lot of reach outs to the community and awareness campaigns to ensure people understand they need to come in for care,” said Bhatt, of the American Heart Association campaign.
During her half-hour interview on the MedCity Pivot podcast, Bhatt and host Arundhati Parmar also spoke about the benefits of virtual medical care. Bhatt , who is a proponent of virtual care, said there are situations in which virtual care alone may work better than in-person care, but it would be a mistake to pit in-person care against virtual care.
Bhatt is a cardiologist, clinical researcher and educator at Massachusetts General Hospital and has been practicing telemedicine since 2013. She is also a former Go Red for Women chair in Boston who now serves of the Association’s Boston Board of Directors.
She is also the creator and host of A Conversation from the Heart, a monthly American Heart Association webinar in Boston that focuses on South Asian health.
To listen to the full interview, click the image below. Bhatt begins discussing ‘Don’t Die of Doubt’ at the 19:36 mark.
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals have seen an alarming decrease in the numbers of heart attacks and strokes being reported. The ‘Don’t Die of Doubt’ campaign reinforces that hospitals are the safest place to be in the event of an emergency.
During this uncertain time, the American Heart Association is working tirelessly to reduce the impact of COVID-19 in communities across the country by educating the public that the hospital is the safest place to receive treatment when experiencing a heart attack or stroke.
To learn more about ‘Don’t Die of Doubt’ click here.