3D printing of normal and pathologic tricuspid valves from transthoracic 3D echocardiography data sets

  • Denisa Muraru, Federico Veronesi, Anna Maddalozzo, Daniele Dequal, Leonardo Frajhof, Arnaldo Rabischoffsky, Sabino Iliceto, Luigi P. Badano
  • European Heart Journal - Cardiovascular Imaging, December 2016, European Society of Cardiology
  • DOI: 10.1093/ehjci/jew215

What is it about?

We explored the feasibility of obtaining 3D printings from data sets of the tricuspid valve using transthoracic three-dimensional echocardiography

Why is it important?

So far, 3D printed cardiac structures have been obtained from computed tomography, cardiac magnetic resonance and three-dimensional transoesophageal echocardiography. The possibility to use data sets obtained with a safe and easily repeatable imaging technique will expand the clinical use of this technology. This is particularly relevant for the tricuspid valve which is difficult to assess with any imaging technique and for which there is no real gold standard to compare with.

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The following have contributed to this page: Dr Denisa Muraru and Professor Luigi P. Badano