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- Sachin S. Goel, MD1,
- Adam B. Greenbaum, MD2,
- Apurva Patel, MD1,
- Stephen H. Little, MD1,
- Roosha Parikh, MD1,
- Moritz C. Wyler von Ballmoos, MD PhD3,
- Alan B. Lumsden, MD3,
- Michael J. Reardon, MD3 and
- Neal S. Kleiman, MD1,∗ ()
- 1Department of Cardiology, Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center, Houston, TX
- 2Division of Cardiology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
- 3Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center, Houston, TX
- ↵∗Address for Correspondence: Neal S. Kleiman MD, FACC Department of Cardiology Houston Methodist Hospital 6551 Fannin St, WT 4-3020 Houston, TX 77030
Teleproctoring can be used successfully in performing challenging and innovative structural heart interventions using sophisticated technology which allows real time bidirectional audiovisual communication with digital transmission of live videos and direct observation of the operative field by a remote proctor. We share an illustrative case that was performed amidst the COVID-19 global pandemic that led to travel restrictions to limit spread of the virus. Teleproctoring has future implications beyond the current global health crisis to facilitate rapid dissemination and exchange of knowledge for ultimately helping patients around the globe.
Sachin S. Goel MD: Abbott Structural Heart, Speakers bureau
Michael J Reardon MD: Consultant, Medtronic
Stephen H. Little MD: Consultant, Medtronic, Abbott
Adam B. Greenbaum: Proctor honoraria: Edwards Lifesciences, Medtronic, Equity: Transmural systems
Tweet/handle: @n_kleiman; Role of teleproctoring amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond: illustrated by a case of teleproctored reverse LAMPOON assisted transcatheter mitral valve replacement
- Received March 27, 2020.
- Revision received April 10, 2020.
- Accepted April 13, 2020.