Enhancing Structural Heart Disease Treatment

CardioCare is presented as a new intelligence-based approach that aims to assist clinicians in identifying and treating patients with chronic heart disease. It is already used in more than 50 clinics and hospitals across the country.
It’s not uncommon for structural heart disease to go undiagnosed or undertreated. The secret to successfully treating structural heart disease is an accurate diagnosis of the disease and the problematic area within the heart. There is also a need for thorough follow-up.
CardioCare was established to assist physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of such patients. For example, the system …

Ultra Precision 3D Human Heart Models

Physical models of internal organs are useful in clinical practice for a variety of reasons, including planning for difficult surgeries. To replicate the complexities of unique patient anatomies, the heart is typically modeled using 3D printing.
A team from Carnegie Mellon University has successfully modeled a patient’s heart through 3D printing. The team used alginate, a seaweed-derived material that closely resembles the texture of cardiac tissue. This implies that cardiac surgeons may practice their procedures on the model, slicing and suturing it in anticipation of real-life surgery.
The team’s leader, Adam Feinberg, …

Implantable LVAD for Heart Failure

Due to the serious damage to the heart muscle, persons with chronic heart failure frequently require a cardiac transplant. As these patients wait for a transplant, LVADs or Left Ventricular Assist Devices are often used to support the heart in pumping blood across the body.
Also, these devices are widely used in the short term to aid the hearts of patients who have undergone heart surgery. Besides, they are a long-term alternative for patients with heart failure but are unable to receive a transplant.
According to Greg Arber from Corvion, there is still a greater need for more LVADs. From around 100,000 to 300,000 people who …