Mentice Aortic Valve Implantation is designed for interventional cardiologists and cardiac/cardiothoracic surgeons who wish to start training on transcatheter aortic valve implantation/replacement (TAVI/TAVR). The module allows for safe and cost-effective training, either for individual instruction or as part of a hospital quality improvement or change-of-process program.
This module assumes familiarity with preoperative CT imaging, echocardiography and extensive experience with endovascular intervention and cardiac catheterization. Both balloon-expandable and self-expandable valve types are supported, which facilitates a discussion on pros and cons, as well as to understand the differences in deployment technique.
The stepwise approach, where each step of the procedure is carried out in a safe simulated environment, prepares the trainee to meet unexpected events in the operating room.
University Chief of Clinical Cardiology
University of Arizona College of Medicine
The ability to remotely introduce complications in real-time while trainees are performing a procedure on the Mentice simulator tremendously enhances the learning experience and brings simulation even closer to reality.