The utility of live video capture to enhance debriefing following transcatheter aortic valve replacement

David Seamans, Boshra Louka, F. Fortuin, Bhavesh Patel, John Sweeney, Louis Lanza, Patrick Devaleria, Kim Ezrre, Harish Ramakrishna

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Background: The surgical and procedural specialties are continually evolving their methods to include more complex and technically difficult cases. These cases can be longer and incorporate multiple teams in a different model of operating room synergy. Patients are frequently older, with comorbidities adding to the complexity of these cases. Recording of this environment has become more feasible recently with advancement in video and audio capture systems often used in the simulation realm. Aims: We began using live capture to record a new procedure shortly after starting these cases in our institution. This has provided continued assessment and evaluation of live procedures. The goal of this was to improve human factors and situational challenges by review and debriefing. Setting and Design: B-Line Medical′s LiveCapture video system was used to record successive transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedures in our cardiac catheterization/laboratory. An illustrative case is used to discuss analysis and debriefing of the case using this system. Results and Conclusions: An illustrative case is presented that resulted in long-term changes to our approach of these cases. The video capture documented rare events during one of our TAVR procedures. Analysis and debriefing led to definitive changes in our practice. While there are hurdles to the use of this technology in every institution, the role for the ongoing use of video capture, analysis, and debriefing may play an important role in the future of patient safety and human factors analysis in the operating environment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S6-S11
JournalAnnals of cardiac anaesthesia
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 2016


  • Crew resource management
  • Debriefing
  • Human factors
  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement
  • Video analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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