VA Puget Sound Initiative: Advancing 3D Printing for Heart Disease

For over one hundred years, treating heart disease meant opening the patient’s chest to access the heart through open-heart surgery. The procedure usually takes between three to six hours and…

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…

Study Confirms Effectiveness of 3D Modeling and 3D Printing in Prevention of Heart Valve Complications

For the millions of people diagnosed with heart valve disease every year, there are a few options for treatment. These include open heart surgery, but some people are considered too…

3D Printed Hearts, Both Real and Imagined, On Display in New Exhibit

If you ask a child to draw a heart, he or she will likely give you a simple drawing of two arches meeting at a point. In fact, that’s what…

Scientists at Tomsk Polytechnic University 3D Printing Models of Children’s Hearts

The Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center, a part of OSF Innovation, has dozens of 3D printed hearts in its heart library, which was begun so that doctors and medical…

3D Printing at Dutch Design Week: The Klokgebouw

During Dutch Design Week, the city of Eindhoven becomes a hub for design. Over a quarter of a million people attend and there are over 100 venues and 2500 participating…

Heart in Hand, Henry Ford Health System Leads the Way in Cardiac 3D Printing

While we’re a long ways off yet from 3D printing organs for transplant, today’s reality is seeing 3D printed hearts saving patient lives in plastic. The structural heart team at…

3D Data Shows What Makes the Heart Beat – in High-Resolution Detail

I’ve often read the phrase “my heart skipped a beat” in novels where it was used to describe a giddy, romantic feeling. I understand what authors are going for, but…

3D Printing to Understand and Heal Hearts at Henry Ford Health System

To heal the heart, we have to use our brains — and the human brain understands three dimensions. The difference between a 2D CT scan and a 3D printed model…

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