Hunan surgeons use 3D printing for the first time in pediatric cardiac surgeries

Written by Sonia Mannan

Surgeons from Second Xiangya Hospital of Central South University (Hunan, China) have used 3D printed heart models to preform two complex pediatric surgeries. Yang Yifeng, a cardiologist from Second Xiangya Hospital of Central South University (Hunan, China) has successfully performed two procedures with the aid of 3D printed heart models. This is the first time 3D printing has been used in pediatric cardiovascular surgery in Hunan. The patients were a 13 year old girl and 3 year old boy suffering from hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy and severe left ventricular outflow tract obstruction respectively. In both of these difficult pediatric cases, the...

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