Elsevier launches Complete HeartX

Complete HeartX offers an educational experience about the heart through interactive 3D models, images and simulations on Apple Vision Pro.
Sandra Levy
Senior Editor

Elsevier Health is releasing Complete HeartX, an educational tool designed exclusively for Apple Vision Pro, the world’s first spatial computer. 

The tool unlocks an immersive experience that allows users to discover the heart like never before, Elsevier said.

Designed to take advantage of the unique capabilities of Apple Vision Pro, Complete HeartX merges the digital and physical worlds by offering users detailed 3D models, animations, images, videos, educational scenes and clinical simulations. The app is based on Elsevier’s evidence-based content including Complete Anatomy, Osmosis and Gray’s Anatomy, and has been created by the company’s experts in anatomy and 3D modeling. 

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“We are delighted to launch this groundbreaking immersive solution, helping push the boundaries of innovation in health education. Traditional education tools often lack interactivity and fall short in engaging learners, which can be especially problematic when studying something as complicated as the heart,” said Jan Herzhoff, president of Elsevier Health. “Complete HeartX creates an entirely new experience to clinical learning and combines it with our evidenced-based content so learners can discover cardiac health in a novel way.” 


Complete HeartX is launching with the pathology for Myocardial Infarction, commonly referred to as a heart attack, in a female patient. The symptoms are very different compared to males—for females, the symptoms are often vaguer and more transient, under-represented in medical education and often misdiagnosed. By using a female patient, Complete HeartX is addressing this inequity, and helping to raise awareness and understanding of female heart conditions. 

The product is designed for learners from any background. Complete HeartX allows users a unique learning experience by including:

  • Guided Exploration: Explore the healthy human heart and cardiovascular system using detailed 3D models that can be viewed from any angle, zoomed in and out, and manipulated with the hands—users can even hear the heart's sounds and view blood flow and valve movements.
  • Cardiac Conditions: Go beyond the basics and learn about cardiac conditions in detail. See how conditions affect the structure and function of the heart, and learn about the signs, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment using real-life scenarios and simulations. 
  • Simulation: Experience clinical treatments for cardiac conditions using realistic simulations that mimic real-world procedures. Perform or observe diagnostic tests using virtual tools.

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Complete HeartX is only available on Apple Vision Pro and the experience options can be purchased from the Apple Vision Pro App Store.

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