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Elsevier launches Complete HeartX

Complete HeartX provides learners with an experience to learn about the heart through interactive 3D models, images and simulations on Apple Vision Pro.

Elsevier launches Complete HeartX
Jan Herzhoff: “We are delighted to launch this groundbreaking immersive solution, helping push the boundaries of innovation in health education.”

Elsevier Health, a global medical information and data analytics company, last week announced the launch of Complete HeartX, an educational tool designed exclusively for Apple Vision Pro, one of the world’s first spatial computers. The publisher says the tool unlocks an immersive experience that allows users to discover the heart like never before.

Designed to take advantage of the capabilities of Apple Vision Pro, Complete HeartX merges the digital and physical world. By being able to explore the heart in detail, users can bridge the gap between theory and practice. Elsevier Health says Complete HeartX combines detailed 3D models, animations, images, videos, educational scenes and clinical simulations to make learning about the heart engaging and informative. The app is based on Elsevier’s evidence-based content including Complete Anatomy, Osmosis and Gray’s Anatomy and has been created by Elsevier’s experts in anatomy and 3D modeling.

Jan Herzhoff, president of Elsevier Health said: “We are delighted to launch this groundbreaking immersive solution, helping push the boundaries of innovation in health education. Traditional education tools often lack interactivity and fall short in engaging learners, which can be especially problematic when studying something as complicated as the heart. Complete HeartX creates an entirely new experience to clinical learning and combines it with our evidenced-based content so learners can discover cardiac health in a novel way.”

The publisher says Complete HeartX is launching with the pathology for Myocardial Infarction, commonly referred to as a heart attack, in a female patient. The symptoms are very different compared to males – for females, the symptoms are often more vague and more transient, and are under-represented in medical education and therefore often misdiagnosed. By using a female patient, Complete HeartX is addressing this inequity, and helping to raise awareness and understanding of female heart conditions.

The product is designed for learners from any background - it is a valuable tool for medical students and healthcare professionals as well as being accessible for the general public. By better understanding a healthy and unhealthy heart, users can learn how to improve their own cardiac health and wellness.

Complete HeartX allows users an enjoyable learning experience in the following ways, the publisher outlined:

  • Guided Exploration: Explore the healthy human heart and cardiovascular system using detailed 3D models that you can view from any angle, zoom in and out, and manipulate with your hands – you can even hear the heart's sounds and view blood flow and valve movements.
  • Cardiac Conditions: Go beyond the basics and learn about cardiac conditions in detail. See how conditions affect the structure and function of the heart, and learn about the signs, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment using real-life scenarios and simulations.
  • Simulation: Experience clinical treatments for cardiac conditions using realistic simulations that mimic the real-world procedures. Perform or observe diagnostic tests using virtual tools.

Elsevier Health says Complete HeartX is only available on Apple Vision Pro and the experience options can be purchased from the Apple Vision Pro App Store.

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