3D-printed hearts help surgeons save babies' lives

November 20, 2014 1:58 PM

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3D-printed hearts help surgeons save babies' lives

Replicas of the human heart that are made on 3D printers could help save babies' lives, new research suggests.

The heart replicas are designed to match every tiny detail of a baby's heart, so they can help surgeons plan where to cut tissue, reroute piping and patch holes in children with congenital heart defects, researchers said. The new findings were presented today (Nov. 19) at the American Heart Associat...

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