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Going the distance

Not everyone can live near the facility where the best therapies for their condition is available, which is the reality at St Paul’s Hospital Heart Function Clinic where as many as 75% of our patients come from outside the Lower Mainland.

Not everyone can live near the facility where the best therapies for their condition is available, which is the reality at St Paul’s Hospital Heart Function Clinic where as many as 75% of our patients come from outside the Lower Mainland.

Some patients’ need for intensive monitoring and education coupled with multiple long, arduous trips, results in spotty appointment attendance and ultimately adds up to patients not getting adequate care and oversight. Rather than accept this as the norm for some patients, the clinic has gone in the opposite direction, expanding the use of telehealth care to go the distance.

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