Simbionix Releases Innovative Module for Practicing the Essential Skill of Transseptal Puncturing

By Simbionix Usa Corporation, PRNE
Monday, February 28, 2011

CLEVELAND, March 1, 2011 - Simbionix USA Corporation, the world's leading provider of
medical education and simulation technology, is happy to announce the release
of their new Transseptal Puncture Module for the ANGIO Mentor simulator.

Due to the growing interest in catheter ablation of atrial
fibrillation (AF), the transseptal puncture has become a required routine
skill for the modern cardiac electrophysiologist. The Transseptal Puncture
permits a direct route to the LA via the intra-atrial septum (by puncturing
the fossa ovalis) and systemic venous system.

"Addressing our clients' needs we developed a highly realistic
module, providing a cost effective and efficient training solution for one of
the most crucial skills required of electrophysiologists," said Ms. Inbal
, Simbionix VP of Marketing. "While the left atrium (LA) is the most
difficult cardiac chamber to access percutaneously, it is an essential skill
to master and plays an important role in the cardiac electrophysiologist's
daily practice."

Having developed the new transseptal module, Simbionix is now
able to offer a complete training curriculum for electrophysiologists on the
ANGIO Mentor, allowing the physicians a safe environment in which to train
until proficient in the essential tasks they are required to perform. These
tasks include advancing the EP catheter into the coronary sinus and the
Josephson catheter in the HIS area, and performing two transseptal punctures,
when needed. Practical aspects of this important technique include
identifying the optimal transseptal puncture site and using correct and safe
puncturing technique. During the simulation, life threatening complications
such as aortic puncture, one of the common complications associated with
these procedures, need to be attended to.

About Simbionix USA Corporation

Simbionix is the world's leading provider of simulation and
training products for medical professionals and the healthcare industry.
Founded in 1997, the company is committed to delivering high quality
products, advancing clinical performance and optimizing procedural outcomes.

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    Manager of Marketing Communications and Distributor Relations

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