In this video our board member Dr Claudio Capelli tells how he and his team, based at Great Ormond Street Hospital, are creating 3D replicas of the tiny hearts of children with congenital heart disease.
Can you imagine holding your heart in your hand? Just like fingerprints, no two heart defects are the same. The problem is that, consequently, no two treatments or surgeries for children with heart defects will be exactly the same. But BHF-funded researcher Claudio Capelli is doing research on a possible solution: printing a life-size 3D version of their heart.
This video tells the story of Lucas Ciulean, who is now 13 months old and was born with a rare heart defect, in which the aorta, the main blood vessel taking blood to the body, is connected to the wrong part of the heart.
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