Frequently asked questions
In what fields did virtual reality turn out to be an effective teaching method?
VR has been applied in the following fields:
- flight and railway simulations;
- architectural visualization and professional design tools;
- for therapeutic uses (e.g. in exposure therapy);
- CPR simulation;
- astronaut training simulation;
- mergency simulation drills, e.g. in case of fire.
Is it important to diagnose CHD before birth?
Yes. CHD is the second cause of infant mortality right after premature birth. Diagnosing CHD before birth allows for arranging the delivery at a hospital which can provide appropriate medical care and treatment of CHD. However, there are few centers which specialize in this particular area and, therefore, it is necessary to plan such a delivery beforehand.
How good are physicians in detecting Congenital Heart Diseases (CHD) prenatally?
Detection rate (DR) before birth is approximately 30-40%. As per American research covering patients born in the USA between 2006 and 2012, detection rate calculated over a ten-year period was around 34% on average. According to this study, DR increased from 26% in 2006 to 42% in 2012. However, in medicine screening tests are considered effective only if DR is above 70%.