What is Telestroke?

Dr. Bryan Ludwig explains what Telestroke is. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript

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Telestroke, or telemedicine, is a way to remotely connect specialists with emergency medical personnel at other sites, according to the Mayo ClinicOff Site   Icon. Doctors use video equipment, Internet connection, telecommunication and other technologies to quickly evaluate a stroke with a goal of improving outcomes, according to the Mayo Clinic.

According to the National Institutes of HealthOff Site Icon, some studies suggest that a telestroke network may increase the number of patients discharged home and may help to control medical costs.

For more information about telestroke networks, talk to your doctor.

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