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Lenox Hill Heart and Vascular Institute of New York and Mentice, Inc. Announce the Successful Completion of Their 1st Trans-septal Cardiac Catheterization Training Course: A Comprehensive Hands-On Tutorial with Certification on June 12th and 13th 2009 in
Date:6/25/2009

NEW YORK and Evanston, Ill., June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Lenox Hill Heart and Vascular Institute of New York (Lenox Hill) and Mentice, Inc. (Mentice) partnered to coordinate the 1st trans-septal specific training course which incorporated high fidelity endovascular simulation utilizing the Mentice VIST(TM) endovascular simulator to enhance the training and overall learning experience of the course participants.

The two-day course included didactic presentations, live case demonstrations, a large library of recorded live-cases and hands-on Mentice simulator use which provided each participant the opportunity to train with an expert in the field of the trans-septal approach to access the left atrium. The Course Directors were Carlos E. Ruiz, MD, PhD, (Lenox Hill) and Howard H. Cohen, MD (Lenox Hill). The invited faculty was comprised of David R. Holmes, Jr. MD (Mayo Clinic) and Raoul Bonan, MD (Montreal Heart Institute). All four physicians acted as proctors at the Mentice simulators and shared their unique approach and experience to what can often be a challenging procedure.

"This was a great experience for all involved. In over thirty years of training physicians in many different catheterization procedures, this has been one of the most gratifying experiences. We can without doubt corroborate that well recorded live cases, good didactic step-by-step teaching and reliable simulators can provide the necessary learning experience and level of confidence to the trainees, to make them feel comfortable and safe when doing these procedures," said Carlos E. Ruiz, MD, PhD.

Mentice's VIST(TM) simulator allows a student, technician, nurse, resident, fellow and/or attending physician to gain exposure to routine and/or sophisticated procedures. The user can perform simulated procedures on a mannequin-type simulator in the areas of cardio-thoracic, interventional radiology, interventional cardiology, vascular s
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