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3D Printing As a New Technique in Management of Right Heart Pathology

  • Zhonghua Sun
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Abstract

Three-dimensional (3D) printing has shown great promise in recent years, with increasing applications in medicine. 3D printing in cardiovascular disease is another potential field with cardiovascular applications comprising the use of patient-specific 3D printed models for diagnosis, medical education and training, pre-surgical planning and simulation of complex interventional cardiovascular procedures. This chapter provides an overview of the usefulness of 3D printed models in cardiovascular disease with a focus on the applications in right heart diseases.

Keywords

Application Cardiovascular disease Education Model Simulation Three-dimensional printing 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Medical Radiation SciencesCurtin UniversityPerthAustralia

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