Mobile Stroke Unit Excellance Cleveland
Neurology Today reported on a new study from Cleveland Clinic that shows that telemedicine used on the MSTU allowed for faster access to thrombolysis over those patients brought to the emergency department.

Results from the first 100 patients seen by the Cleveland Clinic’s stroke ambulance, which is equipped with telemedicine technology, showed that the time from “door” to intravenous thrombolysis was 26 minutes faster for stroke patients evaluated and treated on the mobile unit compared with control patients brought to the emergency department.

“This report demonstrated that the approach is practical and that the patient can be treated in a rapid manner by a mobile telemedicine encounter,” said Jeffrey L. Saver, MD, FAAN, a professor of neurology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and director of the UCLA Comprehensive Stroke Center, who was not involved with the study.

You can download and read the full study here.

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