Cardiovascular Simulation Center

University Hospital Brno and Masaryk University

Department of Internal Medicine and Cardiology

Education

About us

The Cardiovascular Simulation Center is the first innovative simulation workspace of its kind in the Czech Republic, focused on postgraduate education in cardiology. The purpose of the center is to educate future cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, arrhythmologists and other specialists in invasive and interventional procedures using a virtual 3D environment that poses zero risk to both physicians and patients. Absence of X-ray radiation and the possibility to simulate diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in a virtual environment facilitate intensive preparation and shortening of the learning curve in specialized procedures. The Cardiovascular Simulation Center was established in 2019 at the Department of Internal Medicine and Cardiology under the supervision of the head of the department, Assoc. prof. Petr Kala, MD, Ph.D. The aim of the Simulation Center is to develop into a comprehensive simulation hub covering a wide range of postgraduate and highly specialized educational activities.

Education

Currently, it is possible to complete three levels of all-day training simulation workshops for a small group of up to 4 participants.

Basics of Coronary Angiography

  • Essential principles of invasive procedures
  • Safety and feasibility of invasive Procedures
  • Preparation of the patient, vascular access
  • Devices used for invasive procedures, selection of diagnostic catheters
  • Angiography projections, terminology of coronary vessels, classification of lesions
  • Coronary artery anomalies, coronary angiography complications
  • Hands-on simulation training

Basics of PCI

  • Essential principles of interventional procedures
  • Safety and feasibility of interventional procedures
  • Equipment for PCI, guiding catheter selection
  • Basics of functional examination of coronary circulation (FFR, RFR, iFR) and its interpretation
  • Complications during PCI and its treatment
  • Hands-on simulation PCI training

Advanced PCI

  • Intravascular imaging methods – Optical coherence tomography (OCT), analysis and Interpretation
  • Intravascular imaging methods – Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), analysis and interpretation
  • Basics of chronic total occlusion percutaneous coronary intervention (CTO PCI)
  • Hands-on simulation PCI training

Calendar

Date Name event
3rd February 2021 Basics of Coronary Angiography
10th February 2021 Basics of PCI
17th February 2021 Advanced PCI
4th March 2021 Basics of Coronary Angiography
24th March 2021 Basics of PCI
8th April 2021 Advanced PCI
30th April 2021 Basics of Coronary Angiography
12th May 2021 Basics of PCI
10th June 2021 Advanced PCI

Event Photos

Basics of PCI

May 2021 Simulation Workshop


Basics of Coronary Angiography

April 2021 Simulation Workshop


Basics of PCI

March 2021 Simulation Workshop


Basics of Coronary Angiography

March 2021 Simulation Workshop


Basics of Coronary Angiography

February 2021 Simulation Workshop


Basics of Coronary Angiography

June 2020 Simulation Workshop


Basics of Coronary Angiography and PCI

December 2019 Simulation Workshop


Our team cardiogram

Jan Kaňovský

Jan Kaňovský, MD, PhD, FESC

Head of Cardiovascular Simulation Center

Martin Poloczek

Martin Poloczek, MD

Head of Department of Invasive and Interventional Cardiology

Petr Jeřábek

Petr Jeřábek, MD

Deputy head of Department of Invasive and Interventional Cardiology

Otakar Boček

Otakar Boček, MD

Interventional cardiologist, Head of PCI daily room

Roman Štípal

Roman Štípal, MD, PhD

Interventional cardiologist

Kristýna Hlaváčová

Kristýna Hlaváčová

Biomedical engineer

Ivona Prokopová

Ivona Prokopová

Biomedical engineer

David Pospíšil

David Pospíšil, PhD

Head biomedical engineer

Ondřej Toman

Ondřej Toman, MD, PhD, MHA

Head physician, Department of Internal Medicine and Cardiology

Petr Kala

Assoc Prof. Petr Kala, MD, PhD, FESC, FSCAI

Head of Department of Internal Medicine and Cardiology

Contact

Cardiovascular Simulation Center
Department of Internal Medicine and Cardiology
University Hospital Brno and Masaryk University
International Educational Center of Excellence

FN Brno, Jihlavská 20
Pavilion I1, ground floor
625 00 Brno

e-mail: info@kardiosim.cz
phone no.: +420 532 232 738
fax no.: +420 532 232 725

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