Immersion launches transcatheter aortic valve surgical simulator

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Immersion Medical has launched a new module for its CathLabVR surgical simulator, a transcatheter aortic valve module helps train physicians for minimally invasive coronary valve replacement.

The San Jose, Calif.-based Immersion said its transcatheter aortic valve surgical simulation module provides practice in:

  • Navigation through either the femoral artery or the apex of the left ventricle;
  • Balloon inflation to pre-dilate the aortic valve; and
  • Use of fluoroscopy, cineangiography and contrast injection to visualize and measure the aortic valve and determine a site for its correct placement.

The CathLabVR Surgical Simulator uses diagnostic and therapeutic devices, such as catheters, balloons, stents and distal protection devices, according to the company.