Remote Cardiology Consultations Using Advanced Medical Technology: Applications for NATO Operations

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I. Klapan, R. Poropatich
IOS Press, 2006 M10 31 - 192 páginas
NATO operations have expanded in recent years, and the old Cold War concept of “every nation provides its own medical support” is no longer tenable, nor is it NATO policy. In the future, NATO medical care will often be provided on a multinational basis, especially in case of emergencies such as NATO response to natural or man-made disasters or to terrorist actions. Even though deployed military personnel are usually young and relatively healthy, this is not the case for all those who may be provided care by NATO medical personnel. The pressures to “shorten the logistics tail”, coupled with the shortage of trained cardiologists in most of our nations, has and will continue to preclude the routine deployment of Cardiologists to all NATO operational missions. However, the need to provide services during these missions remains very real. Even following a natural disaster or exposure to toxic agents, the ability to distinguish a cardiac event from other causes of chest pain can be life-saving, and appropriate diagnosis will lead to improved survival, reduced inappropriate use of medical capabilities, and decreased inappropriate evacuation of patients. This book summarizes the current state of Telecardiology as presented by the member participants totalling nearly 60 individuals and representing over 16 NATO and Partner for Peace nations.
 

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Spanish Military Telecardiology
1
Telecardiology Experience of Dubrava University Hospital Zagreb Croatia
5
Future Application and Design
13
Legal and Policy Issues
21
Bulgarian Experience
27
Research Application and Integration of 3D Structural Information with Multimedia Contents for TeleVirtual DgTherapy Possible Use in the NATO ...
39
The Potential Utility of this Technology on a Regional Basis in the SouthEastern Europe
51
The Future Isnt What It Used to BeApplying New Technologies in Health Care
59
Telemedicine Standardization in the NATO Environment
95
Redefining the Future of Healthcare Through Telecardiology and Telemedicine
105
Telecardiological System for Acute Coronary Syndromes in Mazovia District of Poland
109
Development of Diagnostic CardiologyTelecardiology Procedures in Republic of Moldova
125
Croatia and NATO
131
The Future of the Military Medical Services in NATO
135
Justification of Investing in Telemedicine
145
Telecardiology Patterns for Current and Future Use
151

StoreandForward Pediatric Telecardiology Evaluation with Echocardiographic Validation
65
Remote Controlled Robot Performing RealTime Echocardiography on Distance A New Possibility in Emergency and Dangerous Areas
73
A Functional Telemedicine Environment in the Framework of the Croatian Healthcare Information System
79

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