Real-time transmission of pediatric echocardiograms using a single ISDN line.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We tested the adequacy of a videoconferencing system using a single integrated systems digital network (ISDN) line (128 kilobits per second) for the remote diagnosis of children with suspected congenital heart disease (CHD). Real-time echocardiogram interpretation was compared to subsequent videotape review in 401 studies with concordance in 383 (95.5%) studies. A new diagnosis of CHD was made in 98 studies. Immediate patient transfer was arranged based upon a real-time diagnosis in five studies. In 300 studies, a normal diagnosis obviated further evaluation. A single ISDN line is adequate for transmission of pediatric echocardiograms and it allows for remote management of patients with CHD.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Milazzo, AS; Herlong, JR; Li, JS; Sanders, SP; Barrington, M; Bengur, AR

Published Date

  • September 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 32 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 379 - 388

PubMed ID

  • 12102755

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0010-4825

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0010-4825(02)00027-6


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States