Telehealth for heart patients

Read how telemonitoring and innovative technologies facilitate and optimize high-quality treatment and care in rural region of Portugal.
5min
Manuel Meyer
Published on 28. Februar 2022

In a hospital in Évora, a rural region of Portugal, heart patients from far and wide are already experiencing the future of interventional cardiology. Telemonitoring and innovative technologies facilitate and optimize high-quality treatment and care – even in the sparsely populated remote areas of the Alentejo. Two patients share their stories of recovery.

Francisco Antonio Rosa explains why he chose the hospital in Évora:

Learn where high-end cardiovascular and telemedical care is available in rural Portugal:

Interventional cardiology meets state-of-the-art telemedicine

Learn how Francisco benefits from telehealth solutions as he receives medical care even while he’s in his own home:

Good care from the start thanks to telemonitoring

Confidence and security


Francisco Antonio Rosa

Fast access to Franciscos´ health information helped speed up treatment planning:

TAVI procedure reduced anxiety

Constança Pires tells how she benefits from telehealth that has made her life safer and worth living again:

Optimal care in a sparsely populated province


By Manuel Meyer

Manuel Meyer reports from Spain and Portugal for Ärzte Zeitung (a German newspaper for physicians and other medical professionals) and other media outlets. He is based in Madrid.