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, 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 1

  • 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

Basics of PCI 2

  • 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

PCI of Left Main Coronary Artery (LMCA)

  • Essential principles of complex PCI
  • Management options of LMCA functional assessment
  • Intracoronary imaging for assessment and PCI of LMCA
  • Lesion preparation in complex PCI
  • Safety of LMCA PCI
  • Complications during LMCA PCI and its treatment

Complications of Coronary Angiography and PCI

  • Safety of invasive coronary procedures
  • Complications during diagnostic invasive procedures of coronary arteries and its treatment
  • Safety and feasibility of PCI
  • Complications associated with coronary anatomy and lesions
  • Complications associated with PCI procedure
  • Complications associated with general condition of patients

PFO and ASD closure

  • Basics of diagnostics and indication for PFO and ASD occlusion
  • Essential principles in right heart catheterization
  • Safety and feasibility of structural interventions
  • PFO and ASD closure devices and equipment overview
  • Hands-on simulation training

Septal puncture, Left atrial appendage occlusion

  • Basics of diagnostics and indication for LAAO
  • Essential principles in right heart catheterization and septal puncture
  • Safety and feasibility of structural interventions including septal puncture
  • LAAO devices and equipment overview
  • Hands-on simulation training
Educational activities are organized with professional guarantee of Czech Society of Cardiology and Czech Interventional Cardiology Association.

Calendar

Date Name event
21st February 2024 Basics of Coronary Angiography
5th March 2024 Basics of PCI 1
13th March 2024 PCI of Left Main Coronary Artery (LMCA)
4th April 2024 PFO and ASD closure
23rd April 2024 Basics of PCI 2
22nd May 2024 Complications of Coronary Angiography and PCI
5th June 2024 Septal puncture, Left atrial appendage occlusion

Event Photos

Basics of PCI 1

November 2023 Simulation Workshop


Základy koronografie

October 2023 Simulation Workshop


PCI kmene levé koronární tepny

June 2023 Simulation Workshop


Komplikace koronarografie a PCI

May 2023 Simulation Workshop


Basics of PCI 2

April 2023 Simulation Workshop


Basics of PCI

March 2023 Simulation Workshop


Basics of SKG

February 2023 Simulation Workshop


Basics of SKG

February 2023 Simulation Workshop


Our team cardiogram

Jan Kaňovský

Jan Kaňovský, MD, PhD, FESC

Head of Cardiovascular Simulation Center

Martin Poloczek

Martin Poloczek, MD, MBA

Interventional cardiologist

Petr Jeřábek

Petr Jeřábek, MD

Interventional cardiologist

Otakar Boček

Otakar Boček, MD

Interventional cardiologist, Head of PCI daily room

Roman Štípal

Roman Štípal, MD, PhD

Interventional cardiologist

Martin Hudec

Martin Hudec, MD

Fellow in interventional cardiology training

Kristýna Hochmanová

Kristýna Hochmanová

Biomedical engineer

Ivona Kask

Ivona Kask

Biomedical engineer

Radka Smitalová

Radka Smitalová

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

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

Head of Department of Internal Medicine and Cardiology, Head of Department of Invasive and Interventional 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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