CLEVELAND, OH, June 4, 2012 /CNW/ - Simbionix USA Corporation, the
world's leading provider of medical simulation, training and education
products, announces increasing its library of training opportunities on
the ANGIO Mentor [http://simbionix.com/simulators/angio-mentor/library-of-modules] with the new Below-The-Knee (BTK) module [http://simbionix.com/simulators/angio-mentor/library-of-modules/below-the-knee].
The Simbionix ANGIO Mentor products are multidisciplinary surgical
simulators that provide hands-on practice of endovascular procedures in
a virtual reality simulated environment.
Lower-limb ischemia, a Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD), is a vascular
disorder which occurs when oxygen supply to the leg tissues is reduced
due to poor blood flow caused by atherosclerosis.
Patients with Critical Limb Ischemia present with rest pain, which may
progress to ulceration and gangrene, experience high amputation rates,
significant morbidity and cardiovascular events. Undergoing
endovascular below-the-knee revascularization may increase the
possibility of saving the limb.
Still, Critical Limb Ischemia is associated with multi-segmental complex
arterial lesions, which contribute to the challenge of these
procedures. Developments in medical devices and recent advancement in
techniques help surgeons overcome these procedural challenges. The
Simbionix BTK simulation module helps surgeons build confidence with
the clinical and practical aspects of BTK Interventions using the
latest techniques and therapeutic approaches available.
The module was developed in collaboration with leading worldwide
physicians, including Dr. Andrej Schmidt from the Center for Vascular
Medicine, Parkhospital and Heartcenter Leipzig, Germany. "The role of
endovascular therapy for patients with critical limb ischemia is
steadily increasing. Therefore skills to treat infrapopliteal arteries
is extremely important, which are clearly completely different to treat
than iliac or femoropopliteal lesions. Simbionix module for BTK
interventions is, in our opinion, a very important learning-tool and
perfectly brought into praxis."
"The ANGIO Mentor provides a complete training solution to learners of
all levels and across multiple disciplines," said Gary Zamler,
Simbionix CEO. "The new BTK module was very well received by doctors of
all skills levels, who all commented on the high realism of the
simulated procedure in comparison to other available products. The
ANGIO Mentor's true value lies within its vast training opportunities [http://simbionix.com/simulators/angio-mentor/library-of-modules/below-the-knee]. As we strive to offer our customers the best ROI, we continuously
develop new modules for this robust simulator to answer the needs of
To experience the ANGIO Mentor hands-on, visit Simbionix at the training
sessions at SVS, June 6-8, in National Harbor, MD.
About Simbionix USA Corporation [http://simbionix.com/company ]
Simbionix is the world's leading provider of medical simulation training
and education products for medical professionals and the healthcare
industry. The company is committed to delivering high quality products,
advancing clinical performance and optimizing procedural outcomes.
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