The visible heart™: The collaborative development and use of this educational tool by the university of minnesota and medtronic

P. A. Iaizzo, T. G. Laske

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Abstract

The Visible Heart™ is an isolated working heart model that allows for functional intracardiac imaging. This novel visualization method and the resultant images obtained from large mammalian hearts, including those of humans, are considered of unique educational value. The development of this model and the utilization of the images for educational purposes is the joint mission of the University and Medtronic. To date, the mode of distribution of such materials has been non-profit, but they are considered of significant value to each partner because they improve procedural safety through physician education and they facilitate customer and public relations. Without this cooperative effort, progress on this project would not have proceeded to such an extent or at such a rate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2625-2627
Number of pages3
JournalAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
Volume3
StatePublished - Dec 1 2002
EventProceedings of the 2002 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology 24th Annual Conference and the 2002 Fall Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES / EMBS) - Houston, TX, United States
Duration: Oct 23 2002Oct 26 2002

Keywords

  • Echo
  • Endoscopes
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Functional images
  • Interactive textbook
  • Video clips

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