Pediatric cardiology via Skype: 1 center's success

Direct-to-consumer pediatric telemedicine gave clinically acceptable results while saving patients and their families from making trips to the clinic that might have delayed treatment, a researcher reported. In a three-year period, the telemedicine program was activated 39 times for cardiology-related pediatric “visits,” and in a median follow-up of 187 days, no patients presented urgently to the hospital for a cardiology-related diagnosis after a direct-to-consumer visit.

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