Technology aids rural stroke patients

Technology has helped us as human beings drastically in the past century. The advancement of programs, systems and devices has all contributed to the increase of human survival rates and easier lifestyles. Medication and health are no exception to the positive effects of technology advancement in society today. In an article from the Toronto Metro online newspaper, it discusses a new form of technology which is treating patients in rural areas who have suffered from a stroke. The technology is called Telestroke. It gives these patients access to their own personal doctors that are miles, even provinces away from their location. With the aid of Telestroke technology these people received the clot-busting drug tPA (tissue plasminogen activator) to keep their condition steady without a doctor physically being present.  To read and learn more, click the link.

http://www.metronews.ca/toronto/life/article/987072–tech-aids-help-care-for-rural-stroke-patients–page0

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