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Time is of the essence when treating patients who are experiencing a stroke. For patients located outside of Pittsburgh, UPMC's Telestroke Program brings world-class stroke specialists to their local hospitals.
Telestroke uses videoconferencing technology to link emergency department (ED) physicians and experts at the UPMC Stroke Institute.
Featuring a computer monitor and remote-controlled camera that allows for two-way audio and video communication, UPMC stroke experts in Pittsburgh can:
In addition to IV tPA, acute neurological intervention treatment is available that can also improve outcomes and decrease patient disability.
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