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Stroke Telemedicine

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More than 750,000 people in the United States experience a stroke each year, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

For a patient who has had a stroke, every minute counts.

UPMC's Stroke Telemedicine Program allows more patients located outside of Pittsburgh, Pa., to be treated faster and closer to home.

The program uses state-of-the-art videoconferencing technology to link stroke experts to emergency department physicians throughout our network of hospitals.

At the UPMC Stroke Institute — the only Joint Commission-certified stroke center in western Pennsylvania — our experts see more than 1,000 patients each year and provide telemedicine consultations for hundreds.

Learn more about physician telemedicine services at UPMC.

Stroke Telemedicine Program
Dr. Larry Wechsler discusses using telemedicine to help stroke victims.

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