HEART & VASCULAR

Role of Teleproctoring in Challenging and Innovative Structural Interventions Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond

Oct. 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.