A comprehensive teaching solution for students to become proficient in transthoracic echocardiography (TTE).

With its accurate, palpable anatomical landmarks, hands-on training with this simulator will enable users to develop high levels of competence in image acquisition and interpretation of ultrasound views.

The inclusion of the HeartWorks simulation experience in our course will enable delegates to observe and safely practice skills in a typical scenario before they go on to hone their skills in the peri-operative setting.

Dr. Nick Fletcher

Consultant in Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Honorary Senior Lecturer at St. Georges Hospital, London

Product Overview | Technical Specification

Mitral regurgitation with Doppler

Pneumothorax

More about HeartWorks TTE Simulator…

Realistic TTE probe positioning

This simulator allows for real-time simulated TTE imaging of the virtual heart.  The life-size mannequin torso has soft skin with accurate, palpable anatomical landmarks to aid positioning of the hand-held ultrasound probe.

Visualising and interpreting image relationships

On the screen, there is the ability to simultaneously identify the position of the probe on the virtual chest as well as to see the orientation of the ultrasound plane.

The anatomy display includes a representation of the chest wall, ribs, sternum and spine as well as great vessels, lungs, pericardium, diaphragm and liver.  These structures are displayed in the ultrasound view with realistic effects on cardiac imaging.

This simulator retains the virtual heart controls and features of the TEE and cardiac anatomy module, along with the ability to generate “slideshow” presentations.

Pathology and Doppler tools

HeartWorks pathology models extend the learning experience by facilitating evaluation of patients with structural and hemodynamic disturbances.  In addition, colour and spectral Doppler modalities are available along with the tools with which to make a quantitative assessment of cardiac function.

HeartWorks TTE Simulator includes:

  • HeartWorks Modules 1, 2 & 3
  • Doppler functions CFM/PW/CW
  • Measurement Tools
  • M-Mode

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  • Comes pre-installed on a desktop or laptop
  • Fully functioning anatomic textbook with 160 Cardiac Structures
  • 3D heart model, fully interactive
  • Available pathology models
  • Torso mannequin – polyurethane skin, using magnetic field technology in order to detect and locate the TTE probe
  • Realistic TTE probe, constructed of plastic and PVC allows a protective casing to cover the magnetic sensor array inside the housing and imitates a real TTE probe
  • 2D Ultrasound simulation software package
  • Full Doppler functions including Pulsed and Continuous Wave Doppler
  • M-Mode
  • Measurement tools – Calliper & Area
  • Depth of field control

CONTENTS:

  • Laptop 17” HD or Desktop with 24” HD Display
  • HeartWorks Software
  • HeartWorks Modules 1, 2 & 3
  • Doppler functions : Colour Flow Mapping / Pulsed and Continuous Wave Doppler
  • Measurement Tools
  • M-Mode
  • Torso mannequin
  • Simulated TTE Probe
  • Mouse and mouse mat
  • USB Stick
  • Connecting cables to enable dual view on TV/projector
  • HeartWorks Essentials folder with resources on HeartWorks Modules
  • Optional: Travel cases & HeartWorks Modules