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With massive reach, telemedicine transforms STEMI care in Latin America

Key clinical point: Telemedicine enables access to millions of patients for STEMI care.

Major finding: Time-to-telemedicine diagnosis averaged 3.5 minutes and STEMI mortality was 5.2%.

Study details: A prospective observational analysis of 780,234 telemedicine encounters that occurred in the LATIN network in 2018.

Disclosures: LATIN was supported by an educational grant from the Medtronic Foundation. Dr. Mehta reported having no financial disclosures.


Mehta S. SCAI 2020.