Tele-echocardiography: a world first


The first tele-echocardiography takes place today between the CHU of Pointe-à-Pitre and the hospital of Marie-Galante, announced the Regional Health Agency (ARS) Guadeloupe, Saint-Martin, Saint-Barthélemy.

The objective of this device, set up by the company AdEchoTech, is to screen patients with heart failure by offering them savings in transport, specifies the agency which financed this project. The inauguration this afternoon of this machine - equipped with a robotic articulated arm, equipped with a probe - is part of a global program for the management of heart failure (HF). According to a study, it is "a major public health problem" in the archipelago with "extremely high mortality". _EH

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