The Various Applications of 3D Printing in Cardiovascular Diseases

Abdallah El Sabbagh, Mackram Eleid, Mohammed Al-Hijji, Nandan S. Anavekar, David Holmes, Vuyisile T Nkomo, Gustavo Oderich, Stephen D. Cassivi, Sameh M. Said, Charanjit Rihal, Jane M. Matsumoto, Thomas A. Foley

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Abstract

Purpose of Review: To highlight the various applications of 3D printing in cardiovascular disease and discuss its limitations and future direction. Recent Findings: Use of handheld 3D printed models of cardiovascular structures has emerged as a facile modality in procedural and surgical planning as well as education and communication. Summary: Three-dimensional (3D) printing is a novel imaging modality which involves creating patient-specific models of cardiovascular structures. As percutaneous and surgical therapies evolve, spatial recognition of complex cardiovascular anatomic relationships by cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons is imperative. Handheld 3D printed models of cardiovascular structures provide a facile and intuitive road map for procedural and surgical planning, complementing conventional imaging modalities. Moreover, 3D printed models are efficacious educational and communication tools. This review highlights the various applications of 3D printing in cardiovascular diseases and discusses its limitations and future directions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number47
JournalCurrent Cardiology Reports
Volume20
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2018

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Keywords

  • 3D printing
  • Cardiac surgery
  • Procedural planning
  • Structural interventions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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El Sabbagh, A., Eleid, M., Al-Hijji, M., Anavekar, N. S., Holmes, D., Nkomo, V. T., Oderich, G., Cassivi, S. D., Said, S. M., Rihal, C., Matsumoto, J. M., & Foley, T. A. (2018). The Various Applications of 3D Printing in Cardiovascular Diseases. Current Cardiology Reports, 20(6), [47]. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11886-018-0992-9