CLEVER Cardiac Surgery Virtual Patients Cases

Virtual scenarios for cardiac surgery are developed and improved within projects’ activities of the authors and their primary aim is to foster development of critical thinking in students of medical and healthcare disciplines. Individual patient simulations contribute to the case-based learning approach that is learning style close to the needs of practice. Furthermore, we expect their better preparation for bedside teaching.

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Authors developed and share OpenLabyrinth virtual patient cases for the cardiac surgery.

A 29-year-old female patient that had presented with dyspnea on exertion since she was 10 years old, with sudden worsening for 5 months along with palpitations on exertion for the past 5 months. The examination findings, electrocardiogram, chest X-ray, and echocardiogram are discussed in a stepwise manner to arrive at a diagnosis and plan the management of a patient with rheumatic heart disease with multivalvular lesions.

A 78-year-old man presents to his primary care physician complaining of 1 year history of retrosternal chest pain irradiating in left hand, triggered by physical activity, 4 months of progressive shortness of breath on exertion and one episode of syncope, without neurological sequela. He first recognizes having to catch his breath while gardening and is now unable to walk up the stairs in his house without stopping, the syncope was preceded by weight lifting. Previously he was healthy and active without similar complaints.

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 VP CARDIAC-SURG Case 2 22.5.2020 MEFANET user Creative Commons License

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