3D Heart Valve

Seeing in 3D

Our cardiac surgeons continued to push the envelope to improve care, using 3D-printed hearts to plan complex procedures. The models, which are created from images of each patient’s own heart, allow surgeons to better plan, or even simulate, procedures in advance—without the limitations of an image on a computer screen. The use of 3D models is expected to both minimize risk and reduce the length of surgeries.

Video: 3D Heart and Interventional Cardiology

Our hearts are machines that can develop "mechanical problems” in the valves that keep our blood flowing.

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