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.


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



The Mentice Aortic Valve Implantation training solution supports the use of our VIST® Handle 1 wireless generic handle. 




[fa icon="plus-square"] Features and 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
[fa icon="plus-square"] 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