RANSON, W.Va. – WVU Medicine East officials recently announced that WVU Medicine Jefferson Medical Center is now offering telecardiology services in the hospital’s emergency department and inpatient units.
Telecardiology is a form of telemedicine that allows for real-time, remote diagnosis and treatment of heart disease at facilities that do not have a cardiologist on staff. In addition to being more convenient for patients and caregivers, these services can provide life-saving care to patients experiencing a cardiac emergency.
As part of the West Virginia University Health System, Jefferson Medical Center receives telemedicine support from WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center. Using specialized medical technology, board-certified cardiologists with the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute in Martinsburg are able to virtually communicate with patients and medical providers at Jefferson Medical Center to provide accurate diagnosis and treatment of various heart conditions.
“Telemedicine allows us to expand the specialty services that are available to patients in Jefferson County,” Marney Treese, M.D., emergency department medical director, said. “Using telecardiology services, we are able to provide our patients the best cardiac care in the region without having to transfer them to Berkeley Medical Center or another neighboring facility.”
For more information about services at Jefferson Medical Center, visit https://wvumedicine.org/jefferson/.
For more information:
Chelsie Davis, Communications Specialist, 304-596-6327,