The prestigious Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare published a paper that tested "...higher in-hospital survival rate could be due to improved transtelephonic electrocardiogram-based pre-hospitalhigher in-hospital survival rate could be due to improved transtelephonic electrocardiogram-based pre-hospitalmanagement (electrocardiogram interpretation and teleconsultation) and consequently, better coronary perfusion of patients at the time of hospital admission."
Thoughout the study the Aerotel HeartView P12/8 ECG recorder was used.
In Hungary, many of the Ambulance cars are equipped by the HeartView P12/8 ECG recorder and interconnected to a call center and to cardiac Hospitals.
The study concludes as follows:
In summary, our findings indicate that a previouslypublished higher in-hospital survival rate of STEMIpatients elicited by TTECG-based teleconsultation3 isassociated with better coronary flow in response toimproved pre-hospital medical therapy. According toour data: (a) an early, TTECG-facilitated diagnosis ofSTEMI and a triage of patients, (b) optimal prehospitalantithrombotic therapy (administration ofASA and/or clopidogrel and GP IIb/IIIa inhibitor)and (c) the patency and better perfusion of theinfarct-related artery before PCI are important independentpredictors of a lower in-hospital mortalityrate (i.e. higher survival rate).