Recommendations for the Implementation of Telehealth in Cardiovascular and Stroke Care

Published: December 20, 2016

  • The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association issues a policy statement on Telehealth in America.
  • This policy statement provides a comprehensive review of the scientific evidence evaluating the use of telemedicine in cardiovascular and stroke care and providing consensus policy suggestions.
  • Although telehealth improves CVD and stroke outcomes, reduces primary and secondary hospitalization rates, and decreases mortality, there are still barriers to access for telehealth.