GUADELOUPE: Telerobotic ultrasound for Heart failure screening
« Heart failure is the first cardiac emergency at the University Hospital of Guadeloupe, » according to the regional health agency (ARS). By 2014, the Picasso study, conducted in the Pointe-à-Pitre hospital’s emergency department, showed a re-admission rate of 37% two months after admission to acute heart failure, A death rate of 18.8% after one month, and almost 37% at 6 months.
MELODY tele-echocardiography technology makes it possible to « detect people at risk » and to « diagnose » people affected, Mona Hedreville assures. According to her, « 60% of hospitalizations » for cardiac problems « could be avoided » thanks to this device. « It saves transportation costs, hospitalization, time and allows access to care for all, » says the doctor.