The Cardiopulmonary Patient Simulator (CPS)  

About Harvey / Location / Appointments / Proper Use and Care / Media Options


NYMC Health Sciences Library invites you to take advantage of an inspired teaching device,
The Cardiology Patient Simulator.

“Harvey”, as he is known, is a life-sized mannequin created to help doctors, nurses and medical students develop and improve their diagnostic skills in the field of cardiac care.

Harvey gives the user the opportunity to study various cardiac conditions and practice bedside examination techniques under realistic conditions without the difficulty of finding an appropriate group of available cardiology patients.

Harvey is equipped with sophisticated components, which provide the user with a realistic simulation of 30 cardiovascular conditions (two normal and 28 cardiovascular diseases).

On our new digital Harvey, pulmonary auscultatory findings are now simulated and appropriately matched to the cardiac disease being presented.


Introductory Program Acute Inferior Myocardial Infarction Mitral Regurgitation, chronic Mitral Valve Prolapse Atrial Septal Defect
Normal Acute Anterior Myocardial Infarction Mitral Regurgitation, mild Mitral Valve Prolapse, Isolated click & murmur Ventricular Septal Defect
Innocent Murmur Ventricular Aneurysm Mitral Regurgitation, acute Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy Patent Ductus Arteriosus
Aortic Valve Sclerosis Aortic Regurgitation, chronic Mitral Stenosis with severe tricuspid regurgitation Cardiomyopathy Pulmonary Stenosis
Hypertension Aortic Regurgitation, acute Mitral Stenosis with mild tricuspid regurgitation Acute Pericarditis Coarctation of the Aorta
Angina Pectoris Aortic Stenosis Mitral Stenosis and Regurgitation Primary Pulmonary Hypertension Tetralogy of Fallot


  • Basic Sciences Building next to The Health Sciences Library, Rooms 44A and B.
  • Report to the library's Access Services Desk at the time of your appointment.


  • Instructors or students may call the library’s Access Services Desk, (4200) to make appointments.

  • Appointments can be made through the library and only in concurrence with regular library hours.

  • Leave your name, phone number, choice of date and time and the number of people in your group.

  • Six participants is optimal although individuals and larger or smaller groups can be accommodated. 

  • Reservations are generally made at least 24 hours in advance for two hour blocks of time. 

  • On the day of your appointment, be sure to call an hour or so ahead to confirm. 

  • Please call Access Services (4200) if you will not be able to keep your appointment.

  • All participants must have a valid Library barcode.


Please be aware of the following guidelines for the proper use and care of Harvey:

  • The Harvey equipment should be powered on and off by library staff only.

  • No food or drink is allowed in the Harvey rooms.

  • Please remove pens, pencils or markers, or any sharp instruments from your person before using Harvey.

  • Any such object can cause permanent damage to Harvey's skin.  
  • Do not rest any object on Harvey, for example a book or your elbow.

  • Upon finishing your session, place the attached stethoscope between Harvey's right arm and torso.
  • Do not leave it on Harvey's chest.

  • If you have equipment problems of any kind, don't hesitate to ask the front desk for assistance.

  • Please do not try to fix it yourself. Notify library staff immediately.


  • CD-ROM - UMedic CDs above can be checked out for three days, for use in the library or at home. These CDs include a demonstration of a detailed patient examination using Harvey as well as patient history, diagnosis and treatment. There are also Testing Program CDs available.
  • Network - If you are on campus, you have access to 18 of the UMedic programs through the college network. \\Aclserv\lablinks\Harvey
  • Slides- Slide programs are also available for each disease and may be checked out by faculty members for up to three days .

MAmbroziak 08/06/10

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