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 Telehealth – future directions in cardiovascular care

Cleland, John; Barrett, David


John Cleland


Over recent years, telehealth has increasingly demonstrated its value in supporting the delivery of cardiovascular healthcare. From teletriage services as a portal into healthcare through to telemonitoring of heart failure patients, technology is already increasing the ability of practitioners to provide care remotely, empower patients and improve clinical outcomes. In the future, telehealth services have the potential to have an even greater impact on the provision of cardiovascular care. Embedding telehealth services into mainstream cardiac care, the development of more sophisticated devices and the utilisation of technology in a wider range of clinical contexts will help to accelerate the adoption of telehealth throughout healthcare. This article evaluates the current state of the art in telehealth provision and explores some of the areas for future development in this fast-moving and exciting area of clinical practice.


Cleland, J., & Barrett, D. (2010).  Telehealth – future directions in cardiovascular care. European cardiology review, 6(3), 30 - 32.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Aug 16, 2010
Publication Date 2010
Journal European cardiology review
Print ISSN 1758-3756
Electronic ISSN 1758-3764
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 6
Issue 3
Pages 30 - 32
Keywords Telehealth; Telemedicine; Technology; Remote monitoring; Telemonitoring; Telestroke; Teletriage
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