Review Articles

Patient-Specific Modeling for Structural Heart Intervention: Role of 3D Printing Today and TomorrowCME



Structural heart interventions (SHIs) are increasingly applicable in a wide range of heart defects, but the intricate and dynamic nature of cardiac structures can make SHIs challenging to perform. Three-dimensional (3D) printed modeling integrates advanced clinical imaging and 3D printing technology to replicate patient-specific anatomy for comprehensive planning and simulation of SHIs. This review discusses the basic principles of patient-specific 3D print model development, print material selection, and model fabrication and highlights how cardiovascular 3D printing can be used in preprocedural planning, device sizing, enhanced communication, and procedure simulation.


structural heart interventions3D printingpatient-specific modelsheart valvescongenital heart defects
  • Year: 2020
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 2
  • Page/Article: 130-137
  • DOI: 10.14797/mdcj-16-2-130
  • Published on 1 Apr 2020
  • Peer Reviewed