PA's Abington Memorial, Phoenixville Hospitals Create Stroke Telemedicine Program

Abington (Pa.) Memorial Hospital and Phoenixville (Pa.) Hospital have partnered in a telemedicine program for stroke patients, according to an AMH news release.

Under the program, patients at Phoenixville Hospital with stroke symptoms can consult with neurologists at AMH, who will staff the telemedicine service 24/7. AMH neurologists will be able to communicate with Phoenixville patients via video and access their medical information on a computer.

If an AMH neurologist determines a patient needs rt-PA, a medication used to treat stroke symptoms, the patient will be transferred to AMH for interventional or surgical procedures.

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