Telehealth and the diagnosis and management of cardiac disease

G. S. Hooper, Peter Mackinlay Yellowlees, T. H. Marwick, P. J. Currie, B. P. Bidstrup

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Abstract

The financial and personal burden of chronic cardiac disease is high. Costs are likely to increase over the next few decades. Promising applications of telehealth have appeared in the diagnosis and management of cardiac disease and there are indications that telehealth services can improve the management of chronic cardiac disease as well as extend services to remote and rural populations. Telehealth has been applied to the capture of symptoms of cardiac disease with electrocardiography and echocardiography, to the management and rehabilitation of recently discharged patients, and in peer-to-peer consultation where remote expertise can facilitate diagnosis. Telehealth promises cost reductions in service delivery, although there is a need for properly controlled cost-effectiveness trials to underpin telehealth with a firm evidence base.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)249-256
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Telemedicine and Telecare
Volume7
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Informatics
  • Health Policy
  • Nursing(all)

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