Clinical skill-building simulations in cardiology: HeartLab and EkgLab

Bryan P. Bergeron, Robert A. Greenes

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HeartLab and EkgLab are two simulation-based programs designed to teach medical students the essentials of the auscultatory cardiac examination and of electrocardiogram interpretation, respectively. The issues considered throughout the development of these projects, namely implementation language selection, program architecture, simulation design, patient models, and the approach to verification, are applicable to the design of any simulation-based system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)111-126
Number of pages16
JournalComputer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
Issue number2-3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989



  • Cardiology
  • Computer-aided instruction
  • Modeling
  • Simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Health Informatics

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