Below outsantding articles, ACCA postition papers, Hot Topics, selected, reviewed and commented by experts in the field.
Report from the 4th European Congress on eCardiology and eHealth took place in Berlin, 8-10 November 2017 by Alexandru Mischie, member of the ACCA Communication and Press committee.
The world of eCardiology is evolving rapidly and 3 aspects deserve our special attention:
As advanced patient telemonitoring in the acute and chronic care has started and is evolving with big steps, we have more and more evidence of its eficacy (similar medical outcomes vs. standard care and lower cost). For more on this subject please visit the congress website and/or the ESC eCardiology LinkedIn group.
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ACCA has providedan update of the 2005 position paper on acute cardiovascular care organisation, using a multinational working group. This update also strongly recommends that acute cardiac care and intensive cardiovascular care units are part a wider hospital network, linking university medical centres, large community hospitals, and smaller hospitals with more limited capabilities.
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