Cardiovascular system, Interventional vascular, Vascular, Catheter arteriography, Fluoroscopy, Experimental, Arterial access, Experimental investigations, Education, Education and training, Quality assurance, Economics
M. Salsano1, H. M. McLeod2, S. Matthew2, G. Houston2; 1Birmingham/UK, 2Dundee/UK
Thiel cadavers have the potential to provide a robust and realistic simulation training model for fellows and consultants who want to improve or practice interventions and demonstrate competency.
Current limitations in training with radial access using this cadaveric model are the lack of complications related to RA,
such as bleeding or occlusion,
pseudoaneurysm and nerve damage,
which are currently not simulated within this model. Further model development within a curricular framework may address this issue.
Training endovascular peripheral intervention through RA using Thiel-embalmed human cadaver is feasible and could reduce the learning curve for endovascular procedures through this access.