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abstract

  • Telemedicine is an innovative tool in the setting of ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), because it addresses the greatest challenge-delivering optimal reperfusion therapies in a timely manner. Telemedicine targets delays related to geography, distance, and stated prehospital systems of care. Integration of telemedicine into prehospital STEMI management has been shown to yield cost-effective improvements in patient care. Despite socioeconomic constraints, a standard prehospital network based on telemedicine is globally feasible. This article proposes 2 models that enable the use of telemedicine in the STEMI management protocol.

authors

  • Mehta, Shamir
  • Waisman, Thais
  • Botelho, Roberto V
  • Fernandez, Francisco
  • Mehta, Sameer
  • Oliveros, Estefania
  • Kostela, Jennifer C
  • Falcão, Breno AA
  • Cardenas, Chabely

publication date

  • October 2012