3D Printing Awakens Renewed Interest in Polymeric Heart Valves for Patient-Specific Treatment

Authors Charles D. Resor and Deepak L Batte review the recent work of André R. Studart and his co-researchers in creating artificial heart valves via 3D printing. Their findings are…

Admedus Sees Success with Initial Live Animal Testing of 3D Printed TAVR Heart Valve

There are a few surgical options to treat the tens of thousands of people who are diagnosed with heart valve disease each year, such as risky open heart surgery 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 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…

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…

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…


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