Saratov JOURNAL of Medical and Scientific Research

Experience of introducing telemedicine technologies for prophylaxis of cardio-vascular diseases

Year: 2018, volume 14 Issue: №1 Pages: 011-016
Heading: Health Service Organization Article type: Original article
Authors: Molodtsova E.V., Shemetova G.N.
Organization: Saratov State Medical University

Aim: to study the effectiveness of the implementation of the telemedicine program for the prevention of cardiovascular diseases in patients from high risk group and patients with arterial hypertension. Material and Methods. On the basis of "Railway clinical hospital at Saratov-ll station of "Russian Railways" developed and introduced to the work of the telemedicine program for the prevention of cardiovascular diseases in patients from high risk group that integrates all the activities of rehabilitation institutions and nursing nursing and telemedicine center. The analysis of efficiency of telemedical prevention work in the group of persons with risk factors and patients with arterial hypertension was performed. Results. In the group of patients participating in the telemedicine program, a decrease of morbidity with temporary disability on average by 58.8%; not registered any case of transfer of disease in the subsequent stage; there was a decline in hospitalization rates about of hypertension is 17.4%, and a reduction in the level of removal from flight among workers in locomotive service because of high blood pressure and excessive heart rate from 7.9 to 3.6 cases per 10000 examinations. Conclusion. Implementation of "home" telemedicine monitoring of blood pressure, heart rate, pulse rate, regularity of taking medications, virtual communication between doctor and patient, a visit to the online "Schools patient for the prevention of cardiovascular diseases" demonstrated sufficient efficacy. Tele-health program for the prevention of cardiovascular disease in patients from high risk group and patients with arterial hypertension help to teach patients to correct risk factors and to control their disease.

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