MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Doctors can practice implanting pacemaker lead wires into the heart with the PacerMan training simulation designed by Summa Health Systems.
Called PacerMan, the device is a model torso with a simulated blood-filled chamber in the chest cavity where a trainee practices inserting a pacemaker wire.
Training for the highly delicate procedure is usually done on animals, co-inventor Dr. Rami Ahmed, physician and simulation medical director at Summa Health System, told the Beacon Journal.
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