Optimum Medical Care in the Case of Cardiac Infarction

The “Cardio Angel” project is a collaboration of St. Elisabeth Hospital in Bad Kissingen, Herz- und Gefässklinik in Bad Neustadt / Saale (Hearth and Vessels Clinic) and the Bavarian Red Cross with the three technology providers medDV, Medtronic and GS Elektromedizinische Geräte as well as with the FZI - Research Center for Information Technology in Karlsruhe.

The objective of the project is to provide a patient who has suffered a cardiac infarction with the appropriate therapy within the first decisive 90 minutes. In this telemedical project, state-of-the-art technology is used to devide an ECG directly on the scene which is transferred to a qualified hospital together with further patient data. A cardiologist at the hospital analyses this data and coordinates further steps together with the emergency doctor at the scene. In this way, decisive minutes in patient care are gained. When the ambulance arrives, everything that is relevant for the patient admission, diagnosis and therapy is ready.

Moreover, the essential time data is saved and analysed in this project. Thus, weak points can be identified and eliminated. On this basis, treatment procedures and processes can be optimised and it is possible to establish an integrated quality management.

More information on the Stroke Angel project at: www.cardioangel.de.