Experience the thrill of interventional cardiology beyond the cath lab with Cardio Ex. Play dozens of real medical cases that enhance your speed and skills, featuring rare conditions and deadly complications that will get your own heart racing. Cardio Ex challenges cardiologists to effectively manage their time, tools, and techniques to save virtual patient lives—all while immersed in interactive, lifelike anatomy. Earning free CME credits has never been more rewarding.

Cardio Ex is available for free to physicians, residents, medical students, and healthcare professionals worldwide: interventional cardiologists, general cardiologists, electrophysiologists, vascular surgeons, interventional radiologists, and other medical specialists.

Cardio Ex In-Game Features:
* Case study presentations include myocardial infarction, coronary artery perforations, thrombosis, artery calcification, and multivessel coronary artery disease
* Stunning visualizations of fluoroscopy and interventional tools
* Guidewires can be manipulated similar to real-world environments: advance, retract, torque, and interact with tools inside of the vasculature
* Maneuver camera positions, inject contrast dye, and wield a variety of customizable medical devices like stents, balloons, and atherectomy drills
* Striking recreations of the full vasculature of the human heart including realistic heart rhythms from normal sinus to tachycardia and arrhythmias
* Action-oriented objectives based on challenging case scenarios
* Video game CME (continuing medical education) for doctors
* Virtual patient details, such as HPI and vitals, to inform clinical decision-making
* Original musical score composed based on player interactions
* Receive real-time feedback on patients’ vitals and after-case feedback based on your speed
* COMING SOON: discover new medical devices and drug therapy options right in the app

Level Ex video games are played by over 500,000 healthcare professionals and endorsed by top academic institutions and medical societies for physician education and training.

Note: Cardio Ex uses Apple's Metal graphics API to render sophisticated 3D environments and simulate x-ray technology. For an optimal experience, devices with Apple A7 or higher are recommended.Share your feedback with us about our first set of cases at More cases coming soon!

What’s New

Version 1.0.5

Cardio Ex now features the Philips Eagle Eye Platinum Digital IVUS catheter and iFR modality!

Deploy your digital IVUS catheter anywhere in the heart to see the vessel morphology and geometry before you decide the best in-game treatment approach. Practice interpreting IVUS images and become a master of the tool: the IVUS pullbacks you create are completely dynamic! Use this technology in conjunction with iFR Co-registration to know where and how to treat virtual patients in these brand new levels.

You can also explore Philips therapy devices like the ELCA laser atherectomy catheter and AngioSculpt PTCA scoring balloon catheter. Each tool provides a unique utility when treating coronary lesions, and using these tools with IVUS guidance informs if and when to use them.

Complete all 3 new levels with Philips products and become an IVUS master!

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
172 Ratings

172 Ratings

Victor Jean Claude ,

What An Amazing Application

This app is such a wonderful tool to learn and discover the interventional perspective of Cardiology. The techniques, tools and interface of the app is quite astounding, and could definitely be utilized by anyone who is interested in the Interventional Cardiology field or for medical students and physicians who have interest in the field. I really enjoy this app being a future medical student myself, and would easily say that it’s one of the best out there. I’m quite surprised it’s a free application, to be honest. Overall, very (very) impressed. Great job!

FunkyMysteryVanMan ,

So Cool.

This app is WONDERFUL. Truthfully, I’m just a curious high school student considering a career in medical work, so I may not be the intended audience, but holy cow. The design of the app is modern and sleek. The music is riveting. This is a promising start to this app.

This being said, there are some things that need to be cleaned up in the app.

For example, I don’t think that the directions are clear enough in some of the stages. (Example: In the level where you learn to treat calcification, I killed a couple of patients before I realized what I really needed to do.) This can be especially confusing for those with very limited background knowledge of cardiology and the treatment of different ailments. A way to fix this issue could be an optional “guide” that takes you step by step through each process. (I mean literally step by step. Go for ultimate hand-holding.)

Another thing that could use work is general playability. I have had reoccurring issues with framerate, and have had the game crash mid-session before. The game also sometimes seems to have difficulty registering whether you are trying to rotate the camera or move components within the heart.

Otherwise, I am very pleased with this app. Keep up the good work! ✨

tingindik ,

Great for medical students looking to play a game while learning

Not a cardiologist, I can however say it's a really fun game for medical students that helps you learn some knowledge about basic techniques and principles that may come in handy if you're getting pimped while rotating in interventional cardiology in your third or fourth year


Level Ex, Inc.
292 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (9.7‑inch), iPad Pro (9.7‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5‑inch), iPad Pro (10.5‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad Wi‑Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11‑inch), iPad Pro (11‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (3rd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (3rd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th generation), iPad mini (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (7th generation), iPad (7th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPod touch (6th generation), and iPod touch (7th generation).



Age Rating
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