Transseptal puncture is used by electrophysiologists and interventional cardiologists to gain access through the fossa ovalis to the left atrium to treat different cardiac conditions. This module complements fluoroscopy with ultrasound imaging modalities, intra-cardiac echo (ICE) and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE), to help improve the success of the procedure. The software provides options to use ultrasound, pressure measurements, and the possibility to show augmented visualizations, to ensure a safe and precise puncture.
Mentice clinical modules take training away from patients and animals – allowing physicians to develop and build their technical, procedural and cognitive skills in a realistic and risk-free environment. E-learning materials are combined with practical exercises using real devices and haptic feedback to deliver a complete and immersive solution.
• Ability to puncture the fossa in different points in preparation for different procedures such as LAAO or pulmonary vein isolation.
• Built in step-by-step expert guidance encourages self-learning without the need for proctoring.
• Visual aids such as labeled anatomical structures shorten the learning curve.
• Train as a team with an echocardiographer or individually using preset echo views for ICE and TEE.
• Detailed metrics and benchmarking tools allow users to track progress to help optimize training and identify areas that need improvement.
• Built-in complications show importance of careful tool manipulation
• Ability to run each case with or without assistance to help with retention and identifying knowledge gaps
• Learn how to perform transseptal puncture
• Learn how to safely puncture fibrotic and aneurysmal fossa ovalis
• Puncture the correct spot on 3 different types of fossa ovalis
• Become familiar with ICE and TEE
• Gain experience with the transseptal assembly
• Utilize needle pressure to confirm location
• Perform a safe puncture with or without echo guidance
• Identify inadvertent aortic puncture or tamponade
• Safely gain access to left atrium post-puncture
• Learn when to administer heparin to prevent clot formation
• Recognize important anatomical landmarks
• Manipulate devices and manage anatomical variations
• Normal fossa ovalis (including guidance)
• Fibrotic fossa ovalis• Aneurysmal fossa ovalis
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