Simbionix transoesophageal echocardiography training simulator helps learners master clinical skills


The transoesophageal echocardiography (TEE) procedure is an advanced echocardiography assessment with a specialised probe that allows main sections of the heart and great vessels to be clearly demonstrated from the oesophagus. This procedure is safe when properly conducted, but in rare circumstances it can cause serious and even fatal complications.

That is why Simbionix USA Corporation is pleased to present its new transoesophageal echocardiography module for the U/S Mentor. This simulated procedure provides training in the evaluation of native valve diseases, prosthetic valve dysfunction, congenital or acquired heart diseases such as atrial fibrillations, coronary thromboses, coronary stenoses and more. Guided step-by-step procedural tasks for standard views acquisition include anatomy recognition and cover the entire protocol including the mid oesophageal, upper oesophageal, transgastric and deep transgastric regions.

This transoesophageal echocardiography module helps learners avoid inaccurate acquisition and interpretation of images that can lead to improper clinical decisions, all the while providing experience to operators who are essential to the success of the procedure. The module’s clinical cases present realistic scenarios with increasing diagnostic complexity. Severity customisation of the abnormal findings offers users of varied experience levels the opportunity to practice without patient participation.

“Simbionix strives to increase patient safety by providing trainees with solutions to refine their skills and diagnostic sensibilities even before they set foot in the operating room,” says Gary Zamler, the company’s chief executive officer. “Using this realistic module will also benefit trainees by allowing them to practice a diversity of pathological conditions and diagnostic complexity.”