Three-Dimensional Printing of Models for Preoperative Planning and Simulation of Transcatheter Valve Replacement ANNALS OF THORACIC SURGERY Schmauss, D., Schmitz, C., Bigdeli, A. K., Weber, S., Gerber, N., Beiras-Fernandez, A., Schwarz, F., Becker, C., Kupatt, C., Sodian, R. 2012; 93 (2): E31-E33


In this study, we show the use of three-dimensional printing models for preoperative planning of transcatheter valve replacement in a patient with an extreme porcelain aorta. A 70-year-old man with severe aortic stenosis and a porcelain aorta was referred to our center for transcatheter aortic valve replacement. Unfortunately, the patient died after the procedure because of a potential ischemic event. Therefore, we decided to fabricate three-dimensional models to evaluate the potential effects of these constructs for previous surgical planning and simulation of the transcatheter valve replacement.

View details for DOI 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2011.09.031

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