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3D printing technology reduces risks of TAVR complications

2018 02 May

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is a procedure used for intermediate, high-risk, and inoperable patients with severe narrowing of the aortic valve where a prosthetic valve is implanted and the damaged valve is replaced. A common risk of TAVR is an ill-fitting valve which can lead to paravalvular leak (PVL). New research shows 3D printing... Read more

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Engineered Tissue Improves Heart Function after Heart Attack

2017 02 Feb

A proof-of-concept study, published in the journal Circulation Research, describes a novel technique for growing heart cells in a 1-micron-resolution scaffold made using a 3D printer. The mix of human cells organised themselves in the scaffold to create engineered heart tissue that beats synchronously in culture. When the human-derived heart muscle... Read more

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3D Printing Makes Heart Surgery Safer for Children

2015 01 Feb

Aside from making surgery safer for children with congenital heart disease, 3D printing technology can reduce the duration as well as the number of invasive procedures required — thus minimising healthcare costs. A case in point is when a cardiac surgeon in the US recently used a 3D printed heart as a model to plan a life-saving procedure for his young... Read more