The MAVID heart holder: A demonstration device to anchor cadaver hearts for surgical simulation and practical education

Constantine Mavroudis, Rachid Idriss, Kristen E. Klaus

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Abstract

Performing open heart surgery involves learning challenging techniques and a need for realistic training models to achieve and maintain a high level of surgical skills. The MAVID heart holder is an organ holder primarily designed to hold the heart in its anatomic position for the purpose of surgical simulation and education, thereby closing the gap between surgical performance in the laboratory and in the operating room. The device is simple to use, can be adjusted to organ size, and has the necessary instrumentation to be used with any solid organ. The MAVID heart holder also provides a platform for presentation and assists in advancing the research sphere. The advantage over other existing models is that the MAVID heart holder uses real tissue and does not distort the organ at the attachment sites. Further, it offers superior stability as well as the ability to manipulate the organ during presentation and dissection. Training with the MAVID heart holder has the potential to shorten training time to acquire surgical skills and proficiency before performing these techniques in the operating room and in so doing enhance patient safety.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1626-1630
Number of pages5
JournalCardiology in the Young
Volume25
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2015

Keywords

  • solid organ simulation
  • surgical proficiency
  • Surgical training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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