New study demonstrates impact of 3D printing on the treatment of heart disease

Written by Freya Leask

Patient-specific 3D printed models proven to improve understanding of disease but more needs to be done to increase adoption of the technology. In a study published in Circulation Research, a team of researchers led by Matthew Bramlet, Director of the Congenital Heart Disease MRI Program at University of Illinois College of Medicine (IL, USA), have demonstrated the impact that 3D printing has had on the treatment of heart disease. They also speculated on the potential that it could have upon wider adoption into hospitals and treatment centers. In particular, the researchers recognized the heart as being the perfect candidate for...

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