Nature BME

Patient-specific 3D-printed cardiac plugs

A patient-specific soft cardiovascular occluder made via 3D printing and static moulding of an inflatable polymer balloon on the basis of data derived from computed tomography scans of a large animal is implanted in the same animal.

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Jan 10, 2018
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Chief Editor, Nature Biomedical Engineering, Nature Research

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Pep Pàmies 6 months ago

The cover illustrates a 3D-printed personalized occluder for closing the heart’s left atrial appendage so as to prevent stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation.


See Mosadegh and co-authors: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41551-017-0180-z