To the Editor: I believe that the Commentary
by Drs Gallagher and Cates on virtual reality training1 was
misleading in a number of ways. The title “Approval of Virtual Reality
Training for Carotid Stenting: What This Means for Procedural-Based Medicine”
appears to suggest that there has actually been some approval of virtual reality
training. However, this is not the case, and I am not aware of any published
trial or even case report regarding virtual reality training in relation to
carotid stenting, despite the tone of the article indicating that this is
an accepted practice.
Hartman J. Virtual Reality Training for Carotid Stenting. JAMA. 2005;293(17):2091–2092. doi:10.1001/jama.293.17.2091-a
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