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…

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…

Stanford University Researchers Create Better Cardiac Catheter Devices with 3D Printing

The heart disorder atrial fibrillation, or AFib, is the most common rhythm disorder, and causes patients to have irregular, often rapid heartbeats, which messes up blood flow from the heart…

Wyss Institute Researchers Continue to Advance Organ Engineering Through 3D Bioprinting

An organ transplant is a pretty miraculous procedure on its own, and its development and continuing improvement has enormously benefited its recipients. More than 30,000 people receive transplants each year…

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 Helps Create Patch That Reduces Heart Failure

Heart failure affects approximately 6 million adults in the United States and is a contributing cause in one of every nine deaths. For those afflicted with heart failure, about half of them…

Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Things – The Best Valentine’s Day 3D Printing Projects

How do you celebrate a holiday like Valentine’s Day with a 3D printer? It actually took me quite a while to figure out exactly what kind of article I wanted…

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…

Last Minute 3D Printable Valentine’s Day Gifts

Valentine’s Day is this Saturday and there are some creative 3D printable Valentine’s items that might make that special someone’s heart skip with delight! Here are a few of these…

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