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Remote proctoring for cryoballoon ablation of atrial fibrillation: A challenge or an opportunity in the COVID-19 era?

Andrzej Glowniak, Myroslav Petkanych, Katarzyna Wojewoda, Vladimir Komiaty, Marcin Sudol, Oksana Dyomenko, Kamil Torres, Andrzej Wysokinski, Antonio Sorgente, Gian-Battista Chierchia, Carlo de Asmundis
DOI: 10.5603/CJ.a2021.0100
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Pubmed: 34523116

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Published online: 2021-09-08

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coronavirus disease, COVID-19 restrictions, atrial fibrillation, cryoballoon ablation, remote proctoring, telemedicine

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Title

Remote proctoring for cryoballoon ablation of atrial fibrillation: A challenge or an opportunity in the COVID-19 era?

Journal

Cardiology Journal

Issue

Ahead of print

Article type

Technology Note

Published online

2021-09-08

DOI

10.5603/CJ.a2021.0100

Pubmed

34523116

Keywords

coronavirus disease
COVID-19 restrictions
atrial fibrillation
cryoballoon ablation
remote proctoring
telemedicine

Authors

Andrzej Glowniak
Myroslav Petkanych
Katarzyna Wojewoda
Vladimir Komiaty
Marcin Sudol
Oksana Dyomenko
Kamil Torres
Andrzej Wysokinski
Antonio Sorgente
Gian-Battista Chierchia
Carlo de Asmundis

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