Heart-throb set to get medics' pulses racing

August 30, 2002

Harvey is a tall, dark heart-throb who will soon be enrolled at every medical school in the country.

The British Heart Foundation is investing £1 million in a nationwide project giving medical schools a man-sized medical cardiology patient simulator.

Dundee University's Centre for Medical Education is setting up the British Heart Foundation Harvey Resource Centre to share its simulator expertise with other universities.

Stuart Pringle, the centre's co-director, said: "Harvey can mimic different heart conditions, giving the students hands-on clinical experience on the simulator before transferring their skills to the examination of real patients."

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