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Heart and stroke patients will have more access to treatment under new legislation

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Patients all over the country will have more access to sophisticated stroke care and cardiac rehabilitation after heart attacks, under new legislation.

The American Heart Association advocated for the provisions in a two-year budget deal signed into law Friday.

Under the legislation, the Furthering Access to Stroke Telemedicine, […]

February 13th, 2018|Categories: Heart Attack, Patients, Stroke|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Heart and stroke patients will have more access to treatment under new legislation

Expanding telestroke access personal for stroke survivor

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Roger Keller will be among the more than 20 stroke advocates from around the country who will flock to Washington, D.C., on March 1 to talk with lawmakers about expanded access to telestroke for people on Medicare.

The 54-year-old “can’t put into words” how vital telestroke […]

Groups push for expanded telestroke coverage

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Congressional staff members heard from top stroke organizations Wednesday at a briefing to urge lawmakers to support legislation that would expand coverage of offsite stroke care to all Medicare beneficiaries.

Senator Mark Kirk (R-Illinois) plans to introduce the Furthering Access to Stroke Telemedicine Act — or […]

May 20th, 2015|Categories: Health|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Groups push for expanded telestroke coverage

A push for long-distance care on Capitol Hill

Lawmakers on Tuesday were urged to support expansion of long-distance, technology-driven healthcare — known as telehealth – for  more patients in remote locations who need timely medical care at facilities that lack stroke expertise.

Dr. Ralph Sacco, MD, past president of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and chairman of […]