Innovations in telemedicine for cardiovascular care

Natale Daniele Brunetti, Simonetta Scalvini, Giuseppe Molinari

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Cardiovascular disease is one of the main fields of application for telemedicine, with benefits in almost all areas in the continuum of cardiovascular disease. The greatest impact has been shown in the early diagnosis of cardiovascular disease, in second consultation, between non-cardiologist and cardiologist and between cardiologists, and in follow-up and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease.At present, the main area of implementation for telemedicine in cardiovascular disease is represented by pre-hospital triage, with telemedicine electrocardiogram in acute myocardial infarction. Significant results have also been achieved in the second opinion consultation of pediatric subjects with congenital cardiovascular disease, home-monitoring and the management of patients affected by chronic heart failure or with an implanted device.However, there is significant room for further improvement in delivering telemedicine assistance even in very-remote populations, such as detainees, patients in developing countries or in underdeveloped areas of developed countries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)267-280
Number of pages14
JournalExpert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 3 2016


  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Telemedicine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine


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