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Title: Innovations in cardiac surgery: techniques and applications of 3D printing
Austin Authors: Wang, Judy;Coles-Black, Jasamine ;Matalanis, George ;Chuen, Jason 
Affiliation: Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
3D Medical Printing Laboratory, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Department of Vascular Surgery, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Department of Cardiac Surgery, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: 12-Nov-2018
Publication information: Journal of 3D Printing in Medicine 2018; 2(4): 179-186
Abstract: Aim: The 3D printing is a developing technology which has begun to flourish in fields where the ability to visualize complex anatomy in novel ways can aid interventions. This paper reviews the literature on 3D printing in cardiac surgery. Methods: We performed a literature search in three databases using appropriate search terms to capture publications pertaining to 3D printing in cardiac surgery. Results: Our search demonstrated a paucity of literature in this area, with 27 relevant publications identified since 1980. The majority of articles pertained to the utility of 3D printing in presurgical planning, but its application in other areas was largely unexplored. Conclusion: There is enormous potential for growth of 3D printing in cardiac surgery, which can drastically change the way, we practice medicine.
DOI: 10.2217/3dp-2018-0013
ORCID: 0000-0002-8358-3779
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: 3-dimensional printing
3D printing
additive manufacturing
anatomical training
cardiac surgery
medical education
surgical planning
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