Remote learning for neuro-endovascular procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic
During the COVID-19 pandemics there has been a substantial increase in the use of telemedicine and virtual platforms in the medical field. For this reason, we have in our institution a multicamera system that allows us live visualizing endovascular procedures. Eleven cases dealing with aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations and chronic subdural hematomas were treated and broadcasted live with no technical problems using the Zoomâ platform. The average time for transmissions was 2.5 hours, and the average number of participants was 6 persons. The used technique and occurring complications were discussed for all cases. Remote learning using online platforms is nowadays a very important tool, but it is not a substitute for practical learning when performing endovascular procedures. We recommend to implement such techniques during COVID-19 pandemics as a temporary substitute for live learning, particularly for young in-training physicians who may not have access to advanced endovascular interventions.