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The CAE Vimedix Impella training solution incorporates patient physiology into a high-fidelity and validated ultrasound simulator for maximized learning opportunities that benefit cardiovascular clinician training.

The news was announced in the wee hours of an early October morn. CAE Healthcare, the global partner of choice in simulation-based healthcare education solutions, had teamed up with Abiomed heart pump technologies to deliver a major first in simulation-based solutions for heart care training programs.

The ground-breaking integration of CAE Vimedix ultrasound simulators with Abiomed's Impella heart pump education programs combine patient vital signs and real-time physiological responses that present multiple complications to give surgical trainees intensive learning opportunities. 

Benefits to healthcare professionals and cardiovascular patients will be tremendous as trainees can now quickly learn to apply proper techniques for deploying the Impella heart pump device.


Reducing Risk, Maximizing Outcomes

The advanced CAE Vimedix Impella simulation employs an imaging guidance system which includes fluoroscopy and ultrasound imaging simulation. Augmented reality of the patient's anatomy, along with other educational aids, are utilized to help learners develop skill in accessing the femoral artery, crossing the aortic valve, and positioning the device into the left ventricle of the heart.

Through this technological integration, CAE Healthcare extends its engineering and modeling capabilities to develop custom solutions for less invasive cardiovascular interventions that help to reduce patient risk and expedite recovery times.

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