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Telemedicine On Ambulances May Save Stroke Patients

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February 6, 1998
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Doctors at the University of Maryland Medical Center are the first in the nation to use sophisticated video and computer technology to assess a stroke patient's condition during an ambulance ride, before arrival at the hospital.

Doctors at the University of Maryland Medical Center are the first in the nation to use sophisticated video and computer technology to assess a stroke patient's condition during an ambulance ride, before arrival at the hospital. Two Maryland Express Care ambulances have been outfitted with digital cellular equipment that allows neurologists in their hospital office to see a stroke patient in real time video and speak to the emergency medical personnel on the ambulance as they rush the patient to the hospital.


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University Of Maryland Medical Center. "Telemedicine On Ambulances May Save Stroke Patients." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 6 February 1998. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/02/980206071314.htm>.
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