Three-Dimensional (3D) Printed Heart Models

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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

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Melanie Allison, DNP, MSN, RN, ACNP-BC

Executive Manager, Education & Learning, McGraw-Hill

Melanie Allison is the Executive Manager of Education & Learning with McGraw Hill. She earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree and Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing Education from The Johns Hopkins University. She earned her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree, specializing as an acute care nurse practitioner (ACNP), from Vanderbilt University. Melanie has more than 20 years of experience as a registered nurse and nurse practitioner in adult cardiology and advanced lipid management. She is a part-time faculty member at a top school of nursing where she has taught for more than 16 years.