Three-Dimensional (3D) Printed Heart Models

Three-Dimensional (3D) Printed Heart Models


Example of Pre-Interventional Planning Using 3D Printed Models. Transthoracic echocardiogram (A) confirms tetralogy of Fallot/pulmonary atresia/multiple aortopulmonary collateral arteries (MAPCAs) diagnosis. Three-dimensional (3D) reconstruction (B and C) illustrates spatial relationship of patient-specific geometry such as true pulmonary arteries (blue), aorta (red), and MAPCAs (green and yellow) for central aortopulmonary shunt placement and coil planning. Three-dimensional printing (D) provides absolute scaling for planning purposes, as well as patient/family education. Angiography (E and F) captured after central shunt and prior to placement of MAPCA embolization coils. (Reproduced with permission from Ryan JR, Moe TG, Richardson R, et al: A novel approach to neonatal management of tetralogy of Fallot, with pulmonary atresia, and multiple aortopulmonary collaterals, JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2015 Jan;8(1):103-104.)


Read more in context about Three-dimensional (3D) Printing:

Schwartz’s Principles of Surgery, 11e: Chapter 20. Congenital Heart Disease

Read more about 3D Printing in Medicine:

Hurst’s the Heart, 14e: Chapter 4. Functional Anatomy of the Heart

Principles of Rehabilitation Medicine: Chapter 59. Issues in Pediatric Amputations