Chinese University of Hong Kong Studies 3D Printing for Heart Disease

In the recently published ‘Three-dimensional printing in structural heart disease and intervention,’ authors Yiting Fan, Randolph H.L. Wong, and Alex Pui-Wai Lee, all from The Chinese University of Hong Kong,…

Scientists Use 3D Printed Models to Further Congenital Heart Disease Studies

In the recently published ‘Accurate Congenital Heart Disease Model Generation for 3D Printing,’ researchers explore 3D printing for diagnosis, treatment, and planning in congenital heart disease (CHD) patients. CHD usually…

Interview with Dr. Vahid Serpooshan, Who Created a ‘Heart Attack Patch’ With the Help of 3D Printing

According to the World Health Organization, cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death globally. An estimated 17.9 million people died from cardiovascular disease in 2016, representing 31% of all…

3D Printing News Briefs: July 17, 2018

In Today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re covering a lot of business and a little medical news. AMFG is partnering with a top UK bearings manufacturer to help automate its…

3D Printed Metamaterials Used for Patient-Specific Heart Valve Models May Help Cardiac Patients

Every year, tens of thousands of people are diagnosed with heart valve disease, and of these people, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is considered a good option for those considered…

Researchers Use Artificial Intelligence to Analyze 3D Virtual Hearts and Predict Cardiac Patients’ Survival Rates

If this study I’m writing about could have a theme song, I personally think it should be Céline Dion’s timeless earworm from Titanic, “My Heart Will Go On.” I know that sounds…

3D Printed Heart Model Helps Hong Kong Surgeons Pull Off a World-First Operation

Of all the vital areas where 3D printing technology has had an effect, the medical industry has probably shown the most positive and immediate return. Doctors from around the world are…

According to Doctors, The Future May Include 3D Printed Parts for Hearts

Life expectancy for the average American is at an all-time high right now. Currently, that’s around 79 years, but many, many people are living longer than that. The oldest person…

3D Printed Arteries Could Help Cardiologists Better Predict and Treat Heart Disease

A clogged artery is bad news. Plaque in the major blood vessels carrying blood away from the heart can lead to heart attack or stroke – but only certain types…

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