Cardiovascular Echosonography students at the Phoenix campus ended and intensive 6 month study of Echocardiography. Their studies included learning about many pathologies directly related to the heart and associated findings throughout the body that either have a direct impact on the heart, or are directly impacted by various types of heart disease.
The dissection module was both fun and challenging. Students were presented this challenge.
“You are harvesting a Porcine valve for a Heterograft Aortic Valve replacement. Dissect the aortic valve with all three cusps intact and include the annulus of the valve. The entire structure needs to be in one complete non-damaged piece”. (In our dissection we actually used sheep hearts instead of pig (Porcine) hearts.