Surgical Planning with 3D Printed Hearts for Percutaneous Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion

3D printing is a powerful technology that continues to improve medical practice.  Its impact on percutaneous left atrial appendage (LAA) occlusion as an alternative therapeutic approach to medical therapy for stroke prevention continues to evolve as the technology advances. The left atrial appendage (LAA) is a small, ear-shaped pouch in the muscle wall of the left atrium.  In […]

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Unlimited Tomorrow Advances Prosthetics with 3D Printing

As many families and individuals have already realized, traditional prosthetic models are often very large and can be burdensome or inconvenient to use.  They are also typically very expensive, with a per device price-tag in the tens of thousands of dollars, sometimes even more.  Enter Easton LaChappelle, the founder of an organization called Unlimited Tomorrow, […]

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