A review of seven years' telecardiology experience

Simonetta Scalvini, Marco Mazzù, Amerigo Giordano, Emanuela Zanelli, Carlo Piemontese, Francesco Fedele, Fulvio Glisenti

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Abstract

We have reviewed a multidisciplinary, home-based, telecardiology service which has been used for follow-up of patients discharged early from hospital. In seven years of activity 12,576 calls have been received by 896 cardiac patients following the home based telecardiology programme: 239 patients with acute cardiac syndrome, 427 patients with chronic heart failure and 230 patients with arrhythmia. Follow-up ranged from 7-180 days. From the user's first contact with the call centre to the recording of the report took a mean time of 7-10min. The telemedicine service is provided by a total of 14 service centre operators, 49 medical specialists, 39 nurses and 4 physiotherapists. In our experience, Web services are ideal to develop and to manage telemedicine services.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)50-52
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Telemedicine and Telecare
Volume13
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2007

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Telemedicine
Physical Therapists
Cardiac Arrhythmias
Heart Failure
Call Centers
Nurse Specialists

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Scalvini, S., Mazzù, M., Giordano, A., Zanelli, E., Piemontese, C., Fedele, F., & Glisenti, F. (2007). A review of seven years' telecardiology experience. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 13(SUPPL. 1), 50-52.

A review of seven years' telecardiology experience. / Scalvini, Simonetta; Mazzù, Marco; Giordano, Amerigo; Zanelli, Emanuela; Piemontese, Carlo; Fedele, Francesco; Glisenti, Fulvio.

In: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, Vol. 13, No. SUPPL. 1, 01.07.2007, p. 50-52.

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Scalvini, S, Mazzù, M, Giordano, A, Zanelli, E, Piemontese, C, Fedele, F & Glisenti, F 2007, 'A review of seven years' telecardiology experience', Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, vol. 13, no. SUPPL. 1, pp. 50-52.
Scalvini S, Mazzù M, Giordano A, Zanelli E, Piemontese C, Fedele F et al. A review of seven years' telecardiology experience. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare. 2007 Jul 1;13(SUPPL. 1):50-52.
Scalvini, Simonetta ; Mazzù, Marco ; Giordano, Amerigo ; Zanelli, Emanuela ; Piemontese, Carlo ; Fedele, Francesco ; Glisenti, Fulvio. / A review of seven years' telecardiology experience. In: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare. 2007 ; Vol. 13, No. SUPPL. 1. pp. 50-52.
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