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Aortic Valve Implantation

Hands-on training for transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI/TAVR)

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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.

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Features & Benefits
  • Key Benefits

    • Covers all procedural steps of TAVI in a risk-free environment
    • Teaches patient selection and pre-operative planning
    •  Allows use of real life-like delivery systems
    • Different valve types can be implanted
  • Features & Functionalities

    • Step-by-step training combined with tactile feedback to the operator
    • Balloon-expandable and self-expandable valve types
    • Possibility to use up to 24F deployment systems
    • Interactive hemodynamics and vital signs
    • Measurement and reports on valve positions during and after intervention
    • Augmented visualization of cusps and annulus
    • Possibility to fast forward steps of the procedure to focus on specific aspects of the procedure
    • Support for VIST® H1 wireless generic handle
    • Together with a VIST® G5 extension, bifemoral access for added realism
  • Training Objectives

    • Understand femoral access limitations with large devices
    • Safely cross the aortic valve with wire and deployment system
    • Use flexion of delivery system for navigating the aortic arch and positioning the valve
    • Examine annulus location and plane
    • Demonstrate optimal positioning of valve based on anatomy and valve type
    • Perform a careful and appropriate deployment of valve
    • Deploy balloon-expandable valves and self-expandable valves and consider differences
    • Prevent occlusion of the coronary arteries
    • Detect and handle paravalvular leaks
  • Case Layout

    2 interactive cases


Dr. Kwan Lee

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.



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