Pros and cons of telemedicine: implications in cardiology and cardiovascular medicine

Future Cardiol. 2022 Nov;18(11):843-847. doi: 10.2217/fca-2022-0065. Epub 2022 Sep 23.

Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the vitalness of telehealth in our medical world, where considering a restructuring of healthcare services has become paramount. Indeed, in the context of this still ongoing pandemic, medical institutions must strive to improve telehealth technologies and implement solid future research directions in this growing field - to be able to persevere in meeting the needs of the patients. As long as no conclusive evidence exists regarding the fields where telemedicine is most worthwhile, healthcare systems will always keep the dread of wasting resources on developing ineffective programs. We gathered that telemedicine has been attributed a considerable attention in managing cardiac/cardiovascular conditions; nevertheless, further studies with solid designs are still needed to confirm its validity/utility within these specialties.

Keywords: COVID-19; cardiology; cardiovascular diseases; remote assessment; telehealth.

MeSH terms

  • COVID-19* / epidemiology
  • Cardiology*
  • Delivery of Health Care
  • Heart Diseases*
  • Humans
  • Pandemics
  • Telemedicine*