3-D Printed Models Could Improve Patient Outcomes in Heart Valve Replacements | College of Engineering

3-D Printed Models Could Improve Patient Outcomes in Heart Valve Replacements

Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology and the Piedmont Heart Institute are using new 3-D printing technologies to create heart valve models that mimic the look and feel of the real valves. Their aim is to improve the success rate of heart valve replacements by helping doctors pick the right size prosthetic.