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Iliac/SFA Intervention

Hands-on training for peripheral angioplasty

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Mentice Iliac/SFA Intervention is designed for physicians and medical professionals to learn the fundamental interventional skills specific to peripheral artery diseases—extending from the iliac arteries through the superficial femoral artery and down to the popliteal artery. The module provides essential training in a learner-focused, risk-free environment.

The iliac and femoral arteries represent one of the earliest vascular beds to be addressed by endovascular residents and fellows—this module offers an introduction to endovascular intervention in the peripheral arteries.

Procedural steps, use of clinical devices with its associated risks, hands-on device manipulation skills and complication management can all be learned, demonstrated and assessed within the module.Combinations of access strategies to the iliac arteries as well as for femoral lesions are available.

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Features & Benefits
  • Key Benefits

    • Careful planning of the procedure based on patient scenarios
    • Introduction to the clinical devices in peripheral angioplasty
    • Acquisition of technical and manipulation skills
    • Learning the procedural steps of iliac and SFA intervention
    • Managing complications in interventions
  • Features & Functionalities

    • Complete clinical scenarios for patient-oriented learning
    • Over 20 Iliac and SFA cases with a variety of challenges
    • Combinations of access strategies to maximize outcome in difficult cases
    • Realistic device behavior requiring appropriate device selection
    • Anatomically accurate and physics-based simulation
    • Vital signs responsive to catheter manipulation and placement
    • Complications such as ruptures
    • Vital signs include AO pressure curves
    • Bifemoral access (with optional VIST® G5 extension)
    • Tactile feedback in the lesion area
    • Detailed metrics for assessment and debriefing
  • Training Objectives

    • Choose appropriate type of approach
    • Combine different access strategies
    • Navigate the iliac arteries, SFA and the aortic bifurcation
    • Assess angiograms prior to treatment
    • Safely navigate the wire through the lesion
    • Correctly position the wire to provide stability
    • Assess the need for pre-dilatation and associated risks
    • Appropriately select balloon, balloon expandable stent or self-expanding stent
    • Carefully and appropriately place balloons or stents
    • Manage complications
    • Use of aortic balloon occlusion to stop bleeding
    • Evaluate the need for post-dilatation
    • Perform post-treatment angiograms
  • Case Layout

    22 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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