For the fourth year running, the HRC2018 scientific committee have decided to offer simulation training as part of the programme. This will take place in the simulation training centre in the exhibition and will provide delegates with an opportunity to access high quality training, across a range of simulators.
Below is a list of the simulators available during HRC2018:
Through practical simulator experience utilising real-world case examples, complex VT mapping and the utility of Ensite Precision can be explained and discussed in a safe environment.
The simulator station will provide hands on a virtual reality simulator allowing mapping of an ischaemic VT case via the Ensite Precision mapping system; including handling of mapping and ablation catheters, bipolar/unipolar voltage mapping, late potential mapping and fractionation mapping.
The Simbionix lead simulator will provide you with a screen and fluro pedal with a ‘body’ which is a method of introducing different catheters and guide wires through one end. When you acquire fluoroscopy the screen will show the leads being placed selected via a connected laptop.
The variety of leads included cover IPG, ICD and CRTD implantation scenarios. The choice is yours!
The operator can manipulate the catheters and guide wires and in real time on the screen the leads will behave exactly during implant.
There is the option to use different stylets and guide catheters and there is the ability to virtually deploy active fixation leads.
Biosense Webster are providing state of the art simulator sessions to help showcase our CARTO(r) 3 technology. These practical sessions provide a unique hands on experience of our new software CARTO(r) VisiTag Module with Ablation Index, optimised workflows for complex Atrial Tachycardia's or Ventricular Tachycardia's, and an introduction to our newest software; version 6 - ConfiDENSE(tm) Module with Ripple Mapping . You will also have the opportunity to ask our expert CARTO(r) 3 users technical questions about the modules.
These simulators provide hands-on practice of lead implant procedures performed under fluoroscopy in the cath lab in a virtual reality simulated environment. The simulator’s technology enables realistic visualization of the anatomy and instrument activity. This is combined with a high-end haptic system for visual and tactile feedback, which realistically mimics the look and feel of actual interventions. The system allows real time creation of continuous fluoroscopy, roadmap imaging, simulation of C-arm and patient’s table manoeuvring using a control panel with the ability to store and browse images/sequence acquired. The specific focus for CRM will be on brady lead placement/ICD lead placement and LV lead placement with different coronary sinus anatomies to practice on.
*These simulators will have experienced senior consultants helping with the training
The training will be held in the Simulation Training Centre or on the stands themselves in the exhibition at the following times:
Monday 8th October
Tuesday 9th October
All sessions will last 30 minutes and will consist of a tutorial with an experienced trainer.
To book please email firstname.lastname@example.org
To check for late availability on the day, please report to the Simulator Training Centre during the specified session times.
Any cancellations should be made at least 24 hours in advance; any delegate who fails to attend a booked session will have any other booked sessions cancelled.
Heart Rhythm Congress would like to thank, Abbott, Medtronic, Biosense Webster, and Boston Scientific for providing the simulators and technical support.