Smartphones can be used to evaluate stroke patients in remote locations. A Mayo Clinic study is the first to test the effectiveness of smartphone applications in a real-world telestroke network. Neurologist and medical director of the Mayo Clinic Telestroke Program, Bart Demaerschalk, M.D., says, “Essentially what this means is that telemedicine can fit in our pockets. For patients this means access to expertise in a timely fashion when they need it most, no matter in what emergency room they may find themselves.”
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