3D Printed Models Help Mend Broken Hearts

December 19, 2016

(New Atlas) – Although fully-functional 3D printed organs might still be a ways down the track, the technology has been saving lives for years by creating tissue, lifelike training models and external devices that mimic organ function. Now a team at Georgia Tech is 3D printing exact replicas of patients’ heart valves, based on details pulled from CT scans, to help pick out the perfect prosthetic.