At the King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre in Saudi Arabia, Dr. Mansour AlJufan and his team are treating patients with structural and congenital heart defects. Dr. AlJufan recognized early on that 3D-printed models of a patient’s anatomy could greatly assist in planning complex interventional procedures.
The accurate fit of a Total Artificial Heart is an important challenge as every patient’s anatomy is unique. German device engineers were looking for a way to optimize their designs to treat the maximum number of patients.
Congenital heart defects affect eight out of every one thousand newborns. This case explored the feasibility of using a 3D-printed, patient-specific, compliant model of a patient’s heart anatomy for pre-surgical planning.
Transcatheter procedures are transforming the treatment of heart valve conditions, particularly with regards to aortic valve stenosis. FEops uses simulations to optimize transcatheter cardiovascular devices and patient-tailored interventions.