Next Generation Harvey - The Cardiopulmonary Patient Simulator

Next Generation Harvey Simulator with professor and students

This full-size manikin realistically simulates nearly any cardiac disease at the touch of a button by varying blood pressure, pulses, heart sounds, murmurs and breath sounds. Harvey is the longest continuous university-based simulation project in medical education, and no other simulator presents cardiac bedside findings at the level of detail and fidelity found in Harvey.

Harvey ® The Cardiopulmonary Patient Simulator

Next Generation Harvey - The Cardiopulmonary Patient Simulator.
Covered by U.S. Patent No. 7,316,568.

  • Portable, for stationary or in situ training
  • 50 patient scenarios
  • Digitally driven pulses and impulses in 14 areas
  • 9 cardiac auscultatory areas
  • 6 pulmonary auscultatatory areas
  • Ability to modify the amplitude & intensity of all findings
  • Ability to "talk," allowing history-taking
  • Upgradable software system
  • Cost effective training
  • Minimal maintenance
  • True plug and play

How to Operate Next Generation Harvey

Patient Findings Simulated



Harvey provides a comprehensive cardiology curriculum by realistically simulating 50 patient scenarios. It is structured to begin with common, less complex conditions and progress to more rare and complex diseases. Some patient scenarios are available in both 60 & 90 bpm with corresponding respiratory rate changes of 12 & 15 rpm, respectively.

  • Aortic Regurgitation, mild
  • Aortic Regurgitation, acute
  • Aortic Stenosis (60 & 90 bpm)
  • Aortic Stenosis, moderate
  • Severe Aortic Stenosis and mild aortic regurgitation
  • Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiomyopathy (60 & 90 bpm)
  • Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
  • Heart Failure, mild systolic
  • Heart Failure, mild diastolic
  • Acute Pericarditis (60 & 90 bpm)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Cor Pulmonale (90 bpm)
  • Pulmonary Embolism (90 bpm)
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Ventricular Septal Defect
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Pulmonary Stenosis
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Introductory Program
  • Normal (60 & 90 bpm)
  • Innocent Murmur (60 & 90 bpm)
  • Aortic Valve Sclerosis
  • Hypertension (60 & 90 bpm)
  • Angina Pectoris
  • Acute Inferior Myocardial Infarction
  • Acute Anterior Myocardial Infarction
  • Ventricular Aneurysm
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse (60 & 90 bpm)
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse, isolated click & murmur
  • Mitral Regurgitation, chronic
  • Mitral Regurgitation, moderate
  • Mitral Regurgitation, mild (60 & 90 bpm)
  • Mitral Regurgitation, acute
  • Tricuspid Regurgitation, mild (60 & 90 bpm)
  • Mitral Stenosis with severe tricuspid regurgitation
  • Mitral Stenosis with mild tricuspid regurgitation
  • Mitral Stenosis & Regurgitation
  • Aortic Regurgitation, chronic (60 & 90 bpm)

Integrating Harvey Into Your Curriculum

Harvey Webinar - Best Evidence Use of Simulation in Your Curriculum

Instructional Materials

Instructor Guides
outline the optimal use of Harvey, based on our nearly 50 years of experience and research.

Learner Manuals
that cover all of the bedside findings for each patient scenario in the Next Generation Harvey. These include graphics of the heart sounds and murmurs with explanations of their pathophysiology. Nurses learner manual created specifically for the nursing learner.

Standardized Patient Cases
10 comprehensive patient cases that can be used with Harvey for training and OSCEs

Self-Assessment Slides
Completely updated self-assessment Powerpoint slide programs for each disease are provided with Harvey. They cover the history, all bedside findings, ECGs, X-rays, echocardiograms, hemodynamics, angiograms, medical and surgical therapy, pathology, epidemiology and case summary.

Optional and Suggested Materials
The completely updated UMedic Cardiology is also available for use with Harvey, and is the preferred method of instruction. These programs are interactive, provide self-testing, and track learner performance. A multicenter study has demonstrated a highly significant increase in the bedside skills of learners using the system. While Harvey teaches without an instructor as a stand-alone unit, it is more effective for self-learning and saves more instructor time when used in combination with UMedic.

Learning Environment

Harvey is portable and may be used in any environment in which a patient may be examined. Using stethophones, small groups may learn without an instructor by using the slide programs or the UMedic system. Harvey may also be used in clinical skills or simulation training centers or SP training areas. Larger groups by using stethophones for auscultation, and video projection for observing other physical findings. Most important, Hrvey's location should be convenient for students, faculty and staff. Even though Harvey functions as a self-learning device, the nearby presence and availability of knowledgeable faculty and staff will further ensure a successful program.

Harvey Sites Around the World

Worldwide Reach

Harvey teaches many thousands of learners annually at over 600 institutions worldwide. The American College of Cardiology Task Force on Teaching has recommended Harvey for training, the British Heart Foundation has placed the simulator at nearly all of the medical schools in the U.K., and the American Board of Internal Medicine uses videos of Harvey its computer-based skills recertification examination. The Royal College of Canada has used Harvey for its high-stakes internal medicine certification examination.

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