A Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC study finds that telemedicine is useful for pediatric cardiac critical care in settings abroad. Specialists including cardiac intensive care experts, cardiac surgeons and neonatal intensivists worked on 476 cases, providing 1,040 consultations over two years, with 23% of those sessions involving interventions in real time such as echocardiography. Physicians at the Latin American hospitals that collaborated on the project reported satisfaction with the service, noting that it changed the course of action in some cases and provided timely advice.

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