"With the experience of the HeartFX pod, we have the opportunity as clinicians to truly, in as realistic a manner possible, actually experience the symptoms that our patients are complaining of."
- Dr. Mark Dunlap, Associate Chief Cardiology, VA Medical Center, Cleveland
"I have studied MS and treated patients for 35 years, but Step Inside MS has taken my understanding to a new level."
- Dr. David W. Brandes, Medical Director of the Northridge Multiple Sclerosis Center - Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurology at the University of California, Los Angeles.
"The more that a doctor can personalize and internalize the symptoms and think about them, it can only be helpful and add to the empathy a physician can have for a patient. It’s not just for doctors, it’s good for nurses and other health personnel. Unless doctors are thinking of heart failure as an etiology, it certainly gets underestimated. I think it’s a great teaching tool.”
- Dr. Marrick Kukin, director of the Congestive Heart Failure Program at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital, New York
"I think that simulations such as this will give all of us greater insight in to at least some of the symptoms and some of the difficulties that patients with heart failure have, particularly the fatigue and short windiness that occurs when doing physical activities."
- Dr. Jim Young, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
"I think the MS simulator will help aid other physicians, my colleagues, in helping them to know what their MS patients are experiencing."
- Dr Vincent F. Macaluso, Neurologist and MS Patient.
"I absolutely would recommend this simulation to my colleges and especially recommend it to primary care physicians who may not see the patients when they are that ill, which is how I seen them, when they are much more sick. The trick is to identify patients early, treat early, and even to try and prevent heart failure."
-Dr.Ileanda Pina, Professor of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University