Hans, 87 years

Hans lives in a suburb of Stockholm and was admitted to the virtual ward for endocarditis, an infection that can affect both heart-healthy people, yet, foremost individuals with inoperable material, such as pacemakers or so-called valve prostheses. In this case, the aortic valve had been replaced, but although the operation went as planned, the recovery was unexpectedly slow. After being investigated in the Medical Clinic for a few days, the cause was identified - an infection of the new aortic valve. Read more about his experiences below.

Hans was treated in the virtual ward for endocarditis, an inflammation affecting the aortic valve. Hans lives in a suburb of Stockholm and was admitted during the fall of 2023 at Capio St. Göran's Hospital.

During a longer period, Hans has been visiting Sophiahemmet Hospital for routine cardiology examinations, mainly due to a heart murmur that has been present for several years. But a change in his general well-being, along with ultrasound indications, led to further investigations.

"Me and my wife have a country house in france. During one of the visits, I realized that my usual walks became challenging. I felt overwhelming fatigue." says Hans

The doctors at Sophiahemmet Hospital concluded that he should replace his aortic heart valve. After the operation, Hans did not feel recovered as he was expected to. After further consultations with his doctor, Göran was advised to seek further help and was referred to ward 43 at St. Göran's Hospital where he was diagnosed with endocarditis.


After two weeks in the hospital, Hans was offered a transfer to the virtual ward. Hans was very happy and grateful for the offer. He especially missed his bed, the home-cooked food and his wife Anita, who visited him frequently in the hospital and viewed the care at home positively.


"For me, it felt very calming and nice not to have to drive back and forth to the hospital. The treatment felt safe, and we had continuous contact with the staff," Anita interjected.


During his six weeks of endocarditis treatment, a significant part was spent in the virtual ward, and progressed according to plan. The daily digital rounds ensured continuous monitoring, supplemented by daily visits from an experienced nurse who was responsible for administering antibiotics through a carefully managed PICC line (catheter).


 "All the people in Medoma's team, from doctors to nurses, were extremely professional both in terms of treatment and knowledge. Looking forward to their visits became a comforting routine. The continuity with familiar faces made the nursing staff almost like part of the family," Hans said.


Medoma's advanced logistics system, among other things, coordinates patient visits in real time, creates room for more time dedicated to the patient. Nurse Julia explained why she appreciates this new technology.

"The care model and the technology give the staff extra time with each patient. Also, no other patient or colleague can interrupt which creates more focused work"