Edo Y. Birati, Arie Roth

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Telemedicine is the application of advanced telecommunicationtechnology for diagnostic, monitoring andtherapeutic purposes. It enables data transmission fromthe patient's whereabouts or his/her primary care providerto a specialized medical call center. Telecardiology is ahighly developed medical discipline involving almost everyaspect of cardiology, including acute coronary syndromes,arrhythmias, congestive heart failure, sudden cardiac arrestand others. Israel is one of the leading countries in the useof telecardiology, achieving extended survival, improvementof the patient's quality of life, and significant reduction inhealth costs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)498-503
Number of pages6
JournalIsrael Medical Association Journal
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Arrhythmias
  • Health costs
  • Heart failure
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Telecardiology


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