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UCLA Congenital Heart 3D Printing Program
The UCLA Congenital Heart 3D Printing Program creates 3D models for surgical and interventional cardiac catheterization planning. Models are created from the world-class cardiac imaging performed by the UCLA Diagnostic Cardiovascular team. 3D heart models are used for pre-surgical or pre-catheterization planning of many forms of congenital heart disease, including complex biventricular repairs and heterotaxy. Flexible, realistic materials are used to print heart models for pre-catheterization testing of devices including stents and closure devices. Virtual reality computer models are used to gain a fuller understanding of complex cases, visualizing heart defects from both outside and within the heart.
UCLA Diagnostic Cardiovascular Radiology
Congenital Cardiac Catheterization Team
Congenital Heart Surgery Team
Virtual Reality Specialists
Photos: 3D printed heart
Videos: 3D virtual models
Virtual Models of Tetralogy of Fallot Anatomy
Virtual dynamic model of Tetralogy of Fallot created from 4-Dimensional Cardiac MRI
- Three-Dimensional Congenital Heart Models Created With Free Software and a Desktop Printer: Assessment of Accuracy, Technical Aspects, and Clinical Use. Perens G, Chyu J, McHenry K, Yoshida T, Finn JP.World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2020 Nov;11(6):797-801.
- Apical muscular ventricular septal defect closure via hybrid approach using a right ventricular stay suture.Escobar AJ, Levi DS, Van Arsdell GS, Perens GS, Mohan UR. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2021 Mar;97(4):E514-E517. doi: 10.1002/ccd.29370. Epub 2020 Nov 16.
- Using a 3-Dimensional Printed Model to Plan Percutaneous Closure of an Unroofed Coronary Sinus. Lee DT, Venkatesh P, Bravo-Jaimes K, Lluri G, Yang EH, Tan W, Perens G, Prosper A, Levi DS, Aboulhosn JA. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2021 Sep 27:CIRCIMAGING121013018.
- Ten-year outcomes of transcaval cardiac puncture for catheter ablation after extracardiac Fontan surgery. Moore JP, Gallotti RG, Tran E, Perens GS, Shannon KM. Heart Rhythm. 2020 Oct;17(10):1752-1758. doi: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2020.05.007. Epub 2020 May 11