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Ann Thorac Surg. 2012 Feb;93(2):e31-3. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2011.09.031.

Three-dimensional printing of models for preoperative planning and simulation of transcatheter valve replacement.

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Department of Cardiac Surgery, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany. daniel.schmauss@med.uni-muenchen.de

Abstract

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.

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