Main navigation | Main content
Read about the Visible Heart Lab in WCCO's news story on May 26th: U Scientists Recreate Woman's Aorta with 3-D Printer
The manuscript "Isometric skeletal muscle force measurement in primary myopathies" has been published in Muscle & Nerve (June 2016 issue). Congrats to co-authors Hans Ginz, Paul Iaizzo, Kathi Schweikert, and Will Durfee!
CONGRATULATIONS to co-authors Ashish Singal, John Ballard, Eric Rudie, Erik Cressman, and Paul Iaizzo on the publication of their paper "A review of therapeutic ablation modalities" in the Journal of Medical Devices.
Paul Iaizzo and the Visible Heart Lab were featured in a KARE11 story on April 16th: 3D Printing Gives Doctors a New View
Paul Iaizzo presented "The Visible Heart Project and Atlas of Human Cardiac Anatomy" at the Minnesota Valve Symposium in Minneapolis on Friday, April 15th.
Faculty, staff, and students from the Visible Heart Lab hosted "A Heart to Learn" hands-on exhibits at the Design of Medical Devices 2016 Conference (April 12-14) and the Minnesota Valve Symposium 2016 (April 14-15) in Minneapolis.
Kathryn Thomas will present her abstract/poster "Assessing muscle protection with pharmacological post-conditioning agents in an acute ischemia reperfusion model" on April 6th at Experimental Biology 2016 in San Diego.
Kim Insley (KARE 11) aired a story on 3D printing of human heart models in the Visible Heart Lab on March 29th: Printed Hearts are a Model Teaching Tool at U of MN
Alex Mattson will present his abstract "A novel bench-top isolated atrial preparation for testing atrial pacing and ablation technologies" at CardioStim 2016 in Nice, France (June 8-11, 2016). Alex will also present an abstract "Acute perforation properties of the right atrial appendage" at ACC 2016 Scientific Sessions in Chicago (April 2-4, 2016). A technical brief "Acute perforation properties of the right atrial appendage" was also accepted into the Design of Medical Devices Conference in Minneapolis (April 12-14, 2016). Congrats Alex!
The University of Minnesota Foundation just announced that the VHL will receive a gift of $70K from Dr. Earl Bakken to support graduate students.
Dr. Paul Iaizzo presented two talks: 1) "Innovation on the Edge," University of Minnesota Alumni, Red Wing, MN, March 22, 2016; and 2) "The Visible Heart Laboratory and the Atlas of Human Cardiac Anatomy," Symposium on Biomedical Image Processing: From Fundamental Concepts to Clinical Translation, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Montreal, Canada, March 24, 2016.
Lars Mattison will present his project "A device to aid in quantifying lung compliance and edema" in the Three-in-Five Competition at the Design of Medical Devices Conference on Wednesday, April 13th (8-10am, The Commons Hotel, Meridian Ballrooms 2/3). Presenters will describe their medical devices within 5-minutes using no more than 3 slides. Leaders in the field of medical technology research, engineering and development will judge presentations on: 1) quality of clinical need statement (problem); 2) technical soundness of research (solution); 3) presentation quality; and 3) fundability. The top 3 presenters will be awarded $500 and be announced at the conference Keynote Luncheon on Thursday, April 14th. Good luck Lars!
Charles Soule and Lars Mattison represented the Visible Heart Lab with a hands-on exhibit at the Muscular Dystrophy Center Lab Day on February 13th.
Alex Deakyne joined the Visible Heart Lab as a Research Professional 1 on February 8th.
Dr. Paul Iaizzo and the Visible Heart Lab are featured on KARE11's The Next Big Thing: 3D Bioprinting at U of M.
The Visible Heart Lab received an award from Dr. Robroy MacIver to support efforts related to the 3D Imaging of Congenital Hearts project. This project challenges us to: 1) image select cadaveric hearts from the Jesse Edwards Heart Registry; 2) coordinate local hospitals to obtain unique congenital images, then supply these hospitals with 3D images for patient and provider education; 3) create 3D printed hearts for U of MN professors, MDs, and nurses for instruction of students; and 4) create 3D printed hearts for patient families to support discussions of their childrens' heart defects.
The Lillehei Heart Institute awarded Dr. Paul Iaizzo an additional $50K to continue our efforts in youth education for 2016.
Dr. Paul Iaizzo received a $15K grant from the James B. Linsmayer Foundation to support research on "Development of 3D Human Torso Models." These models will be used to educate clinicians, students at all levels, and patients on cardiac anatomy and to provide computational models for virtual medical device prototyping and development.
Dr. Paul Iaizzo presented "From the Lab to the North Woods: MN Black Bear Research" at the Department of Surgery Brown Bag Luncheon series on November 6th, 2015.
Jamilisse Segarra received a travel award to participate in the 2015 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) in Washington state (Nov. 11-14). She also received an Award in the Disciplines of Physics, Math, and Engineering for her poster "Effects of Laser-Cutting in Muscle Tissue Biomechanics."
Jamilisse Segarra's abstract "Effects of Laser-Cutting in Muscle Tissue Biomechanics" was accepted for a poster presentation at the Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in STEM (Washington DC, February 25-27, 2016).
The manuscript "Isometric skeletal muscle force measurement in primary myopathies" was accepted for publication in Muscle & Nerve (DOI: 10.1002/mus.24954). Congrats to co-authors Hans Ginz, Paul Iaizzo, K Schweikert, and Will Durfee!
The manuscript "Visualization of catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation: impact of devices and anatomy" was accepted for publication in the World Journal of Cardiology. Congrats to co-authors Mark Benscoter and Paul Iaizzo!!