In stroke telemedicine, also called telestroke, doctors who have advanced training in the nervous system (neurologists) remotely evaluate people who've had acute strokes and make diagnoses and treatment recommendations to emergency medicine doctors at other sites. Doctors communicate using digital video cameras, Internet telecommunications, robotic telepresence, smartphones, tablets and other technology.

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Stroke telemedicine (telestroke) care at Mayo Clinic

Oct. 20, 2015
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Stroke telemedicine (telestroke)