3D Printed Hearts To Help Doctors Save Lives
replica: an exact copy or model of something
Did you know that no two hearts are the same? Every heart is unique in size and shape. This makes valve implants challenging. Scientists can now make a working 3D-printed replica of an individual’s heart that will make it easier.
How did they do it? First, they take pictures of a person’s heart. Then, they use a computer to create a 3D model. After that, they print the soft, flexible heart that can even beat and pump blood.
These heart replicas will help doctors test implants before surgery to find the perfect treatment for each individual.
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