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3D Printing Hearts of Babies with Congenital Heart Disease to Improve Care

3D Printing Hearts of Babies with Congenital Heart Disease to Improve Care

Written by David

March 26, 2019

Back to top A team of researchers at King’s College London and Guy’s and St Thomas’s NHS Foundation Trust developed an approach to improve the care of babies with congenital heart disease by creating a 3D model of their hearts while inside the womb. In the UK, eight in every 1,000 babies are born with congenital heart disease. To improve the care given to these babies, researchers at King’s College London and Guy’s and St Thomas’s NHS Foundation Trust are using 3D imaging. The researchers’ work involves producing “unprecedented” images of a baby’s heart while it is in the womb. To do this, the team took MRI scans of pregnant women and used the data to build 3D models of the babies’ hearts, which can then be 3D printed. Professor Reza Razavi is a consultant pediatric cardiologist whose daughter was born with congenital heart disease. Due to this, he […]

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