December 2, 2022

The Unforeseen Future: Impacts of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Home Video-EEG Telemetry

Abstract found on PubMed

The COVID-19 pandemic had widespread impact on healthcare systems globally – particularly services arranged around elective admission and attendance such as epilepsy monitoring units and Home Video-EEG Telemetry (HVET). Here, we review the ongoing impacts of the pandemic on HVET services amongst several different providers who used different initial models of HVET. We discuss the features of HVET which led to success in being able to provide continued diagnostic services to patients with epilepsy and related disorders and through retrospective audit of our services demonstrate the high diagnostic yield of HVET. We reflect on this unforeseen future and its implications for other diagnostic techniques and approaches.