Role of Teleproctoring in Challenging and Innovative Structural Interventions Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic and BeyondOct. 8, 2020
Teleproctoring has implications beyond the current global health crisis to facilitate rapid dissemination and exchange of knowledge to help patients around the globe. In JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions April 2020, we share a case that was performed during the COVID-19 global pandemic that led to travel restrictions designed to limit spread of the virus. We used teleproctoring successfully in performing a challenging and innovative structural heart intervention, using technology which allows real-time, bidirectional audiovisual communication; digital transmission of live videos; and direct observation of the operative field by a remote proctor.