n Cardiovascular Journal of South Africa - Tele-cardiology : review article
|Article Title||Tele-cardiology : review article|
|© Publisher:||Clinics Cardive Publishing|
|Journal||Cardiovascular Journal of South Africa|
|Author||Moretlo Molefi, Jill Fortuin and Sinclair Wynchank|
|Publication Date||Jan 2006|
|Pages||27 - 32|
After defining tele-medicine, we describe its situation in the public health service of South Africa and its application to cardiology. Methods of communication relevant to tele-cardiology are outlined, together with their bearing on primary healthcare. The range of tele-cardiological applications to electrocardiology, echocardiology, auscultation, imaging and pathology are indicated. Tele-cardiology's contributions to a range of cardiological problems and types of management are described briefly. Finally, a mention is made of the relevance of tele-medicine to education and the costs related to cardiology, with an indication of some future needs for tele-cardiology.
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