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How does Telestroke work?

Dr. Bryan Ludwig explains how Telestroke works. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript

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Telestroke networks operate on a hub-and-spoke system, according to the Mayo ClinicOff Site Icon. The primary medical center acts as the hub, and smaller, less specialized remote locations act as the spokes, according to the Mayo Clinic. This allows health care staff at outlying locations consult with a specialist from miles away, according to the Mayo Clinic.

Telestroke networks are an effective way to extend quality acute stroke care to remote hospitals, improving patient outcomes, according to the National Institutes of HealthOff Site Icon.

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

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Source: Bryan Ludwig, MD, Clinical Neuroscience Institute; John Terry, MD, Clinical Neuroscience Institute; Elizabeth Marriott, MD, Clinical Neuroscience Institute

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