March 9, 2014
ISSN: 1522-726X (Electronic)
Accession Number: 23737458
Abstract: OBJECTIVES: To assess the current use and application of simulators in interventional cardiology. BACKGROUND: Despite a paucity of data on the efficacy of simulation in medicine, cardiovascular simulation training is now a mandated part of cardiovascular fellowship training. Additionally, simulators have been endorsed by the Food and Drug Administration as a way to teach physicians new and novel procedures. We sought to establish the current use of simulators in cardiovascular medicine. METHODS: A systematic review was done of available training programs, and currently existing data regarding simulation training. A panel of experts was convened to review this data and provide recommendations as how simulation should be used in the field of interventional cardiology. RESULTS: This document provides a comprehensive review of the current state of simulation and how we as a society must formulate well validated studies to more closely examine and explore how this technology can be further studied and validated. CONCLUSIONS: Simulation will likely take on a larger role in cardiovascular training and maintenance of certification, but at the current time lacks a large body of evidence for its use.
Notes: Green, Sandy M
Klein, Andrew J
Rao, Sunil V
Messenger, John C
Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2014 Jan 1;83(1):37-46. doi: 10.1002/ccd.25048. Epub 2013 Oct 17.
Author Address: Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania.
Reference Type: Journal Article
Record Number: 675Author: Groschel, K., Rother, J., Laufs, U., Wachter, R., Fur die Arbeitsgemeinschaft, Herz and Hirn der Deutschen Schlaganfall-Gesellschaft und der Deutschen Gesellschaft fur Kardiologie – Herz- und Kreislaufforschung e, V.