Cardiology Patient Simulator "K" ver.2

Product Supervision:
Japanese Educational Clinical Cardiology Society,
Toshio Amano, Masaya Kino, Takaharu Saito, Tsunekazu Takashina


Hone your senses and skills for bedside cardiology Cardiac assessment training for all healthcare providers




  • Use of stethoscope:
    A real stethoscope can be used
  • Heart Sounds and Murmurs
    Auscultation in relation to synchronized electrocardiograms and findings.
    -differentiation of S1, S2, S3 and S4
    -discrimination between systolic and diastolic murmurs
  • Palpation of arterial pulse at 8 sites:
    Slight variations of the arterial pulse waves under different cardiac conditions or arrhythmias can be detected by palpation
  • Observation of jugular vein pulses:
    The strength and timing of "α "and "V" waves vary with cases
  • Palpation of Cardiac Impulses:
    RV, LV and DLV are simulated and can be palpated
  • Real time dynamic charts on the screen:
    -sphygmogram (CAP/JVP/AC)
    -electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Respiratory Sounds and Abdominal Movement:
    Respiratory cycle is represented to understand respiratory related phenomena




Simultaneous Control of Up to Five Units

The system realizes:
-scenario based training that involves more than one patients.
-learning with comparison between related or easy to be confused case examples
-skills assessment sessions with different cardiovascular stations.

Wireless Control for greater reality and interactive sessions

With the wireless tablet control, the instructor can be out of sight of trainees who work in real-life setting. At the same time, the tablet allows instructors to respond to trainee s action or lack of action, by changing the case settings on the spot.

Play List Maker

Simulator “K” is not just for individual task trainings. Incorporated “Play List Maker” facilitates creating and conducting scenario based training sessions which feature change in findings over time

Choose up to 10 cardiac cases from 88 examples to make a playlist

Playlist Maker facilitate :

-sessions with accompany temporal change in physical findings
-standardizing training contents among different instructors
-saving time of preparation


Ensure the skills and integrate findings

Real-time dynamic chart confirms what you are listening or feeling. Explanation windows facilitate self-learning and repeated training

Dynamic Charts of Electrocardiogram (ECG), Jugular Venous Pulse (JVP), Carotid Arterial Pulse (CAP) and Apex Cardiogram (ACG) can be displayed. Each chart can be freeze-framed for in-depth learning. Case explanation windows for self-directed learning are provided


Basic Functions

Wide variety of the examples

Simulator "K" contains 88 cases; 12 cases of normal heart sounds, 14 cases of heart disease simulations, 10 cases of arrhythmia simulations and 52 cases of ECG arrhythmia simulations

Real sounds, real instruments, real anatomy

Sounds are recorded from actual people and reproduced using a high quality sound system. An actual stethoscope can be used. Auscultation sites corresponding to heart valves are located precisely on a life-size manikin body molded from an actual person

Obtaining reliable auscultation skills

Auscultation is a fundamental approach to cardiac patients, performed widely from general practitioners to cardiologists. Repeated practice is a necessity for learners to differentiate various heart sounds and murmurs. However, opportunities to learn with real patients are limited and could be insufficient. Simulator "K" offers hands-on experience in a diversity of cases



Error Indicator

The error indicator facilitates maintenance of the system to keep Simulator “K” units always at its best condition. Troubles and errors in speakers, pulses and apex beats are warned on screen. History of system conditions is automatically recorded for reference


Normal heart simulation (12 cases)

S2 split (-) HR: 60 / S1 split (+) / S2 split (+) / S2 wide split / S3 gallop / S4 gallop / pulmonic ejection sound / S3 and S4 gallop / innocent murmur / midsystolic click sound / S2 split (-) HR: 72 / S2 split (-) HR: 84

Heart disease simulation (14 cases)

aortic stenosis / mitral regurgitation / mitral stenosis / aortic regurgitation / hypertrophic cardiomyopathy / mitral steno-regurgitation / pulmonic valvular stenosis / atrial septal defect / ventricular septal defect / tricuspid regurgitation / acute mitral regurgitation / patent ductus arteriosus / mitral valvular prolapse / dilated cardiomyopathy

Arrhythmia (10 cases)

sinus arrhythmia / sinus tachycardia / sinus bradycardia / ventricular premature contraction (1) / ventricular premature contraction (2) / ventricular premature contraction (3) / sino atrial block / atrio-ventricular block / atrial fibrillation / atrial flutter

ECG: Arrhythmia simulation

normal sinus R / sinus tachycardia / sinus arrhythmia / apc solitary / apc bigeminy / ectopic pacemaker / wondering pacemaker / coronary sinus R / sinus bradycardia / ss syndrome / atrial fibrillation / atrial flutter / atrial flutter fib / atrial flutter / av block / av block & crbbb / av block (digital) / av block (mobitz) / av block (mobitz) / av block (3:1&4:1) / av & crbbb / paroxy atr tachy / av junc R (svst) / av junc R (pat) / av junc R / av junc contraction / V VI pacemaker / atrial pacemaker / vent pacemaker / av seq pacemaker / icrbbb / crbbb / clbbb / clbbb / clbbb (by ami) / wpw syndrome / wpw syndrome / wpw syndrome / vpc (solitary) / pc (quadrigeminy) / vpc (trigeminy) / vpc (bigeminy) / vpc (couplet) / pvc (repetitive) / pvc (R-on-T type) / non-sustained VT / vent tachycardia / vent flutter / vent fibrillation / vent R (sinus cond) / accel vent rhythm / agonal rhythm

Proven and trusted all over the world

Simulator “K” has been used in many medical schools, hospitals, and also nursing colleges all over the world. More than 500 facilities have installed the model. In South Korea, it is used for national examination OSCE to become medical doctors.


Mr.K Symposium in Germany

Japanese-German Meeting on Cardiology Simulation in Medical Education
November, 2011 in LernKlinik, Leipzig University

Presentación del simulador Paciente cardiológico “K” in Spain

Octover, 2006
in FICOMEM (La Fundación del Ilustre
Colegio de Médicos de Madrid) para la Educación y Formación Sanitaria,