Emerging 3D technologies and applications within congenital heart disease: teach, predict, plan and guide.
Future Cardiol. 2020 Jul 06;:
Authors: Salavitabar A, Figueroa CA, Lu JC, Owens ST, Axelrod DM, Zampi JD
3D visualization technologies have evolved to become a mainstay in the management of congenital heart disease (CHD) with a growing presence within multiple facets. Printed and virtual 3D models allow for a more comprehensive approach to educating trainees and care team members. Computational fluid dynamics can take 3D modeling to the next level, by predicting post-procedural outcomes and helping to determine surgical approach. 3D printing and extended reality are developing resources for pre-procedural planning and intra-procedural guidance with the potential to revolutionize decision-making and procedural success. Challenges still remain within existing technologies and their applications to the CHD field. Addressing these gaps, both by those within and outside of CHD, will transform education and patient care within our field.
PMID: 32628520 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]