Transactions on Additive Manufacturing Meets Medicine
Vol 2 No 1 (2020): Trans. AMMM
https://doi.org/10.18416/AMMM.2020.2009027

Medical Phantoms for Planning, Training, and Quality Assurance

Additively manufactured anatomical heart model for performance evaluation of aortic valve implants

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Juliane Kuhl (Institute of Product Development and Mechanical Engineering Design, Hamburg University of Technology, Hamburg, Germany), Pablo Daniel Mendoza Ponce (Institute for Integrated Circuits, Hamburg University of Technology, Hamburg, Germany), Wolfgang Krautschneider (Institute for Integrated Circuits, Hamburg University of Technology, Hamburg, Germany), Dieter Krause (Institute of Product Development and Mechanical Engineering Design, Hamburg University of Technology, Hamburg, Germany)

Abstract

It is suspected that the minimal invasive implantation of aortic valves (TAVI procedure) causes damage to the implant that affects its performance. Medical simulators can be used to investigate this suspicion systematically, repeatedly and under constant conditions. This paper describes the development of a heart model that extends the existing HANNES simulator for aortic valve performance evaluation. The advantages of additive manufacturing (AM) are used to provide an anatomically realistic replication of the relevant anatomical sections of the heart and the aortic root.

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Kuhl, J., Mendoza Ponce, P. D., Krautschneider, W., & Krause, D. (2020). Additively manufactured anatomical heart model for performance evaluation of aortic valve implants. Transactions on Additive Manufacturing Meets Medicine, 2(1). https://doi.org/10.18416/AMMM.2020.2009027

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