bims-hylehe Biomed News
on Hypoplastic left heart syndrome
Issue of 2019‒04‒21
four papers selected by
Richard James
University of Pennsylvania


  1. J Clin Med. 2019 Apr 16. pii: E522. [Epub ahead of print]8(4):
    Sun Z, Lau I, Wong YH, Yeong CH.
      Patient-specific three-dimensional (3D) printed models have been increasingly used in cardiology and cardiac surgery, in particular, showing great value in the domain of congenital heart disease (CHD). CHD is characterized by complex cardiac anomalies with disease variations between individuals; thus, it is difficult to obtain comprehensive spatial conceptualization of the cardiac structures based on the current imaging visualizations. 3D printed models derived from patient's cardiac imaging data overcome this limitation by creating personalized 3D heart models, which not only improve spatial visualization, but also assist preoperative planning and simulation of cardiac procedures, serve as a useful tool in medical education and training, and improve doctor-patient communication. This review article provides an overall view of the clinical applications and usefulness of 3D printed models in CHD. Current limitations and future research directions of 3D printed heart models are highlighted.
    Keywords:  congenital heart disease; heart models; medical education; pre-operative planning; simulation; three-dimensional printing
    DOI:  https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm8040522
  2. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2019 Apr 05. pii: S1936-8798(19)30466-2. [Epub ahead of print]
    Jayaram N, Kaine S, Divekar AA.
      
    Keywords:  catheterization; congenital heart disease; sedation
    DOI:  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcin.2019.02.001
  3. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Mar 28. pii: S0022-5223(19)30714-7. [Epub ahead of print]
    Kavarana MN.
      
    DOI:  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2019.03.040