27120
Surgeon Uses 3D Printed Heart for Surgery
People

Surgeon Uses 3D Printed Heart for Surgery

A five-year-old girl, who had a life threatening heart condition has made a full recovery, thanks to an innovative technique used by a surgeon in the United States.
In March, Mia Gonzalez was given just days to live.
She had a rare heart malformation, known as Double Aortic Arch, which restricts a person’s airflow.
Doctors believed the condition was inoperable. However, when a 3D model was made of the young girl’s heart, a surgeon managed to locate the problem, which he then went on to repair in the operating theatre.
Dr Redmond Burke from the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami told Sky News: “I hold the baby’s heart in my hand when I repair it, but I can’t hold a CT scan or an MRI.”
“A 3D replica of a child’s heart I can hold, so this is a completely different way to provide information to a surgeon. It is much more compelling. We need to feel things in our hands. It’s very powerful when you show a family their baby’s heart and explain how you’ll repair it.”
Mia has now made a full recovery and is taking part in sporting activities.
Three dimensional models take around nine hours to be made on a specialist printer.
The patient’s organs are scanned by an MRI machine. They are then fed to a computer and the printer converts them into a 3D model.

Short URL : https://goo.gl/hHhW6X
  1. https://goo.gl/OpgpYZ
  • https://goo.gl/KsRPDZ
  • https://goo.gl/hxUzTS
  • https://goo.gl/FxmjTE
  • https://goo.gl/zM9d5B

You can also read ...

One of Tehran’s clogged streets. Mohsen Hashemi Rafsanjani (inset).
The new Tehran City Council will focus on rule of law,...
HIV Prevalence Rates
Around 34,000 HIV-positive people have been identified in Iran...
Gunmen Kill Soldier
Gunmen attacked a government building in a small town in...
Four Tourist Projects in Hormozgan
Four tourist projects will be inaugurated next week in...
With resistance to antibiotics becoming more common, there is greater need for alternative treatments.
According to data released by the Food and Waterborne Diseases...
Rise in Electric Shock Fatalities
During the first quarter of this fiscal (started in March), 21...
Putting People to Work
During the last fiscal (ended in March), the Imam Khomeini...
Specialized Hospital in Isfahan
A specialized hospital opened in Isfahan on Monday in a...

Trending

Googleplus