How does a healthy heart function?
The CardioShowroom (CSR) shows you exactly how it works. At the core of the CSR, there is a 3D heart that can be rotated, cut open, made transparent or zoomed in on. Interactive animations illustrate the functions of a healthy heart:
- the pump function
- the blood circulation
- the heart rhythm and
- the flap function.
One click opens the heart, making the blood vessels, valve structure and excitation conduction system become visible. The program uses comprehensible texts and allows you to take your time to not just look at how a healthy heart functions, but to experience it in 3D.
How does a sick heart look like?
Diseases and typical disease progressions can also be systematically selected and then displayed on the 3D model with merely the touch of a button.
From the four categories of cardiovascular diseases, the following four most common diseases can be systematically selected on the 3D model:
- circulatory disorders (coronary heart disease)
- heart rhythm disturbances
- flap defect
- heart failure (heart failure)
The corresponding courses typically associated with these diseases can be seen and an explanatory animation can be obtained at just the touch of a button.
How do you cure a diseased heart?
In the following step you can see the different technical therapy possibilities of the disease. You can see the effects of both established and novel treatment methods. For example, you can see how a closed artery is reopened with catheter technology in the event of a heart attack.
In the case of a narrowed aortic valve – the large valve between the left ventricle and the aorta – CSR clearly shows how the valve affected by calcification is dilated and then a biological aortic valve prosthesis is released.
Improved understanding of cardiovascular diseases
The modern 3D view provides a better understanding of both diseases and treatment options. Many questions about certain techniques and procedures may already be answered by simply clicking on the therapeutic device to be used.