A few weeks ago we had the opportunity to see how Seville was working on the creation of heart models manufactured using 3D printing technology, after hard work and much research, finally the group in charge of the project, belonging to the department of Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease of Seville has obtained no less than three first prizes in the National Congress of Congenital Heart Disease, an event that has recently been held in Valladolid.
Among the prizes awarded, highlighting, for example, the one received as the best work presented at the congress, Manuel Quero Award, which has led this group thanks to the personalized surgical planning of childhood congenital heart disease by printing biomodels in 3D. This project has enabled no less than 40 surgeries to be performed on children around the world who suffered from a serious heart malformation since birth.
Sevillian printed hearts have been awarded with renowned national awards
This is possible thanks to the fact that the 3D printing techniques developed in this program can faithfully reproduce the internal cavities of the heart and its external appearance. Thanks to the fact that we also talk about scalpel flexible models, the surgeon can rehearse the operation as many times as necessary to plan the best surgical approach to achieve higher success rates.
The use of 3D biomodels stands out for its multidisciplinary and multicenter nature, since each heart is printed with the collaborative work of a group of professionals from different categories, including child cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, engineers, researchers, and other administrative research support staff.