ASD and PFO occlusion is designed for electrophysiologists, interventional cardiologists and cardiac surgeons who wish to improve their own or their team’s understanding of the fundamental steps and critical learning points for Atrial Septal Defect and Patent Foramen Ovale occlusion. The module allows for safe and effective training of either individuals or multi-disciplinary teams.
This module assumes familiarity with echocardiography and expert knowledge of the atrial anatomy. Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) or intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) with live Doppler visualization is available during the whole procedure. Mentice ASD/PFO occlusion allows for training on catheterization and examination of the left atrium, septum and defect pathology assessment, secure deployment of an appropriate occluder and assessment of the device configuration after deployment. Training on a variation of pathologies and adverse events is carried out in a safe environment, which prepares the operator for real procedures 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.