Interactive Electrical Heart Simulator

Interactive Electrical Heart Simulator

The interactive heart simulator CoraSim® enables the first practical training with external temporary pacemakers. The user can become familiar with all pacemaker functions “hands-on” without endangering a patient!

CoraSim® consists of a device unit (a microprocessor-controlled interface) and the associated CoraSim® software for Windows-based computers. CoraSim® is connected to the computer via a USB cable. Common temporary external single and dual chamber pacemakers are compatible and can be connected to the input sockets A (atrium) and V (ventricle) of the CoraSim device unit.

As in everyday clinical practice, where a patient’s ECG is used on the monitor for diagnosis and therapy, the CoraSim® software simulates a wide variety of cardiac arrhythmias and the corresponding ECG signals are displayed. After the cardiac arrhythmia has been identified, the settings for successful therapy must be made on the temporary pacemaker. Interactions of the pacemaker and the resulting changes in the ECG signal of the simulated patient can be tracked at any time. In this way, changes in the ECG caused by programming the pacemaker can be considered, tested and analyzed.

A wide variety of heart rhythm scenarios can be selected in the configuration menu of the CoraSim® software. Parameters (such as heart rate, signal amplitudes, capture thresholds, etc.) can be temporarily changed to enable individually desired settings. For more detailed analysis, the ECG can be paused and graph paper displayed to measure time intervals with calipers.

The simple setup of a workstation (Windows PC + CoraSim®) in your clinic and the quick access to the training unit motivate you to independently work on and try out the important functions of the pacemaker.

Experienced physicians appreciate the opportunity to try out special settings, e.g. on the PACE® Model 203 (impedance measurement, AutoSense function, statistics query) or the activation of ventricular hyperstimulation for TAVI procedures with the simulator.

It offers the device safety officer a practical addition to the team’s training. New employees become familiar with the handling and settings of the pacemaker more quickly. In the future, more and more emphasis will be placed on knowledge management in hospital quality management. With a well-trained team, errors can be reduced, processes accelerated and patient safety increased.



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