Endovascular Simulator


Simulated use
testing & training

Optional Components

The ViVitro Endovascular Simulator shares many other ViVitro product elements. This provides a low cost upgrade path, re-use of common parts, and ease of use.

Viscoelastic Impedance Adapter (VIA)

Product Code: VIA7991

A Viscoelastic Impedance Adaptor provides input waveform compliance to create physiological pressures and flows.

  • Adjustable dP/dt ratio to produce both physiological and diseased cardiac models
  • Filters high frequency noise when testing prosthetic valves and aortic conduits
  • Easily adjusted
Fixed resistance
200 c.g.s. units
Compliance air volumes
SOURCE 0-120 ml, OUTPUT 0-60 ml, syringe adjustable
Total liquid volume
500 ml with SOURCE / OUTPUT compliance air volumes zero
Acrylic, Polycarbonate, Delrin, Nylon, Polyethylene, Stainless Steel, Viton

Ex Vivo Simulator

Product Codes: 29348: Ex Vivo System Bundle / 10647: SuperPump System / 25654: Compliance Assembly 30146: Accessories / 30543: Tray Assembly

The Ex Vivo Simulator uses a ViVitro Labs SuperPump pulsatile pump to generate physiological flows in an excised heart for bench top testing. The system can model either the left or right heart, or two systems can be combined to generate a four chamber model.

  • The Ex Vivo beating heart combines clinical anatomical similarity with controllable physiological flow and pressure signatures for bench top testing. This results in repeatability and ease of use, and anatomical and functional performance previously only found in animal models.
  • Access sites at the arteries, atrium and apex allow for the insertion of catheters and other devices. Optional pressure transducers and data acquisition system acquire the arterial, ventricular and atrial pressures and a flow meter measures the cardiac output of the simulator.
  • Investigate valve movement with an endoscope or ultrasound. Pathological states such as low ejection fractions and high beat rates can be simulated with the heart via the SuperPump pulsatile pump. Degenerative and functional mitral regurgitation can be simulated by severing the mitral chords and pressurizing the left ventricle, respectively.

Heat Exchanger

Heat Exchanger Product Code: HE9991

The ViVitro Heat Exchanger allows heating of test fluid with minimal interference of the fluid flow.

  • An isolated inflow and outflow metal heat conducting channel transfers heat to the solution
  • Maintains testing solution to desired temperature ± 0.5°C

Heat Bath

Heat Bath Product Code: 10679 N.A., 10680 Int'l

The Heat Bath Temperature Controller delivers rapid fluid heat-up, optimized for the ViVitro Endovascular Simulator and Pulse Duplicator. These heated circulating baths feature a long life, high-wattage heater.

  • Over Temperature and Low Reservoir level automatic system cut-offs eliminate risk of over heating system components
Reservoir volume
6 litres (1.5 gallons)
Temperature range
ambient 15°C to 150°C
Digital ±0.05°C
Work area dimensions
20 x 15 x 13 cm
Overall dimensions
23 x 36 x 37 cm
1000 W
Pumping capacity
12 L/min at 0 psig
Electrical Requirements
115 VAC, 60 Hz, 15 amp or 230 VAC, 50 Hz 10 amps (specify when ordering)
Heat Bath Temperature Controller

Interchangeable Components

SuperPump Pulsatile Pump

The most widely used computer-controlled pump for cardiac flows. The ViVitro SuperPump pulsatile pump that powers the Endovascular Simulator is also the foundation for ViVitro’s Pulse Duplicator and Real Time Wear Tester. The SuperPump pulsatile pump can be operated independently with any type of cardiac flow loop. The SuperPump pulsatile pump provides pulsatile flow from 3 to 200 Beats per Minute and up to 15 Litres per Minute output. A Pump Head facilitates circulatory flow using two valves.
Product Code: 10647

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