heart surgery

Researchers Evaluate Feasibility of Closing Multiple Atrial Septal Defects Guided by 3D Printed Model

We’ve often seen physicians use 3D printed heart models to help during surgeries, but a group of researchers from China published a paper on using them to help with an…

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…

Physicians and Engineers Use 3D Printing and Modeling to Determine Which Surgical Approach is Best in Aortic Valve Replacements

We’ve seen 3D printed heart valve models used for training purposes before, as well as 3D printed patient-specific heart valve models and aortas used in pre-surgical planning. The latter is what physicians…

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 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…

Metal 3D Printing Set to Improve Delicate Surgical Procedures

3D printing has had a major impact on many areas, from automobiles and aerospace to consumer products and education to scientific research. But the one that always fascinates me the…

3D Printed Model Provides Assistance in Young Boy’s Complex Heart Surgery

When Katrina Bradley went to her doctor for an ultrasound, she was four months pregnant with her second child. Unfortunately, it was during that ultrasound that she learned that her baby…

3D Printed Patient-Specific Heart Models Used in Complex Pediatric Surgeries in China’s Hunan Province for the First Time

Time and time again, we see the massive benefits of 3D printing in the medical world. 3D printed patient-specific models of the body’s organs can help surgeons plan out their…

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…

UK Surgeons Use Advanced 3D Camera Technology to Assist with Heart Bypass Surgery

Coronary artery disease is a condition that develops when cholesterol and calcium deposits begin to build up inside the arteries, causing them to become narrower and restrict blood flow to…

Stratasys’ 3D Printing Helps Save the Life of a Little Girl with a Heart Deformation

If you were looking for a poster child to be the image of the dramatic and powerful impact that 3D printing is having on quality of life, you wouldn’t need to…

Heart Transplant Surgery Performed With Help of Color Coded 3D Printed Model

There comes a day in everyone’s life when they realize that the human heart bears no resemblance to that double lobed drawing that shows up on Valentine’s Day cards and cheap…

66-Year-Old Man is Cured of Rare Heart Condition Thanks to 3D Printing by Materialise

When it comes to complicated surgeries, 3D printing has really begun to make inroads in areas that previous technologies have had a difficult time with. We’ve seen the technology used to…