The current state of medical simulation in interventional cardiology: a clinical document from the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention's (SCAI) Simulation Committee.


Journal Article (Review)

OBJECTIVES: To assess the current use and application of simulators in interventional cardiology. BACKGROUND: Despite a paucity of data on the efficacy of simulation in medicine, cardiovascular simulation training is now a mandated part of cardiovascular fellowship training. Additionally, simulators have been endorsed by the Food and Drug Administration as a way to teach physicians new and novel procedures. We sought to establish the current use of simulators in cardiovascular medicine. METHODS: A systematic review was done of available training programs, and currently existing data regarding simulation training. A panel of experts was convened to review this data and provide recommendations as how simulation should be used in the field of interventional cardiology. RESULTS: This document provides a comprehensive review of the current state of simulation and how we as a society must formulate well validated studies to more closely examine and explore how this technology can be further studied and validated. CONCLUSIONS: Simulation will likely take on a larger role in cardiovascular training and maintenance of certification, but at the current time lacks a large body of evidence for its use.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Green, SM; Klein, AJ; Pancholy, S; Rao, SV; Steinberg, D; Lipner, R; Marshall, J; Messenger, JC

Published Date

  • January 1, 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 83 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 37 - 46

PubMed ID

  • 23737458

Pubmed Central ID

  • 23737458

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1522-726X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/ccd.25048


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States