Telestroke Services: A New Way to Treat Stroke Patients Remotely

Telestroke involves using telemedicine technologies to connect stroke specialists, often neurologists, with patients in remote or rural hospitals that don't have in-house stroke expertise. Through real-time, live audio and visual connections, the specialist can assess the patient, determine if they're having a stroke, and recommend the best treatment. This remote evaluation aims to expedite the treatment decision-making process so patients can receive potentially life-saving therapies like thrombolysis medications or endovascular procedures as quickly as possible.