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Stroke, an Animation & Telehealth ER evaluation

Stroke, an Animation & Telehealth ER evaluation | Heart and Vascular Health | Scoop.it
A description of what happens when a stroke occurs.
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Very good animation of the carotid artery and development of atherosclerosis and then thrombosis.  The feature following the animation is a real telehealth visit for a patient with a stroke in the setting of atrial fibrillation making a decision about whether to use thrombolytic treatment (tPA) for clot busting of the stroke causing clot.

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Automated Hovering in Health Care

Automated Hovering in Health Care | Heart and Vascular Health | Scoop.it

Healthcare is moving toward oversight & intervention in the lives of patients beyond our brief interactions in the office & hospital.  5000 hours refers to time people are awake in a year (assumes 10 hours sleep/night)

New strategies for doctors & patients:

- Rewarding patients for pill taking like a game or lottery

-Employers focus on wellness

-Home based biometrics and telehealth

-mentorship from another patient

 

Challenges going forward are how to:

1. automate hovering to reduce its cost

2.  keep patients interested and motivated

3.  prove the worth of hovering from a health economics standpoint

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LifeWatch launches world's first medical smartphone

LifeWatch launches world's first medical smartphone | Heart and Vascular Health | Scoop.it

Take Home Message: Android based system moves mobile and telehealth a little closer to a common place reality.

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Lifewatch has developed a smartphone that has built-in sensors for monitoring heart rate, pulmonary function, blood sugar levels, body temperature and galvanic skin response (which measures psychological pressure), and other physiological variables. The system can also measure blood pressure with an attached sleeve, and can analyze blood samples. 

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