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  • A Heart to Learn A Heart to Learn PhD candidate Lars Mattison talks about cardiac physiology at A Heart to Learn educational event at St. Paul Campus on June 20, 2016.
  • Photo finish!! Photo finish!! The Visible Heart Lab mascot, Artie (far left), finished 2nd in the AHA Heart Walk Mascot Race at Target Field on May 14, 2016. The Heart Walk attracted ~20,000 participants.
  • 3D Printing Gives Doctors a New View 3D Printing Gives Doctors a New View The Visible Heart Lab was featured in a KARE11 story.
  • Physicians visit from Italy Physicians visit from Italy The Visible Heart Lab hosted a group of physicians from Italy on March 30, 2016.
  • Visit from Medtronic China Visit from Medtronic China The Visible Heart Lab hosted physicians from Medtronic China on April 5, 2016.
  • Visit from Medtronic China Visit from Medtronic China The Visible Heart Lab hosted a second group from Medtronic China on April 5, 2016.
  • Visit from Dr. Earl Bakken Visit from Dr. Earl Bakken We were honored to host Dr. Earl Bakken in the Visible Heart Lab. Dr. Bakken toured the lab and talked with staff, graduate students, and Medtronic colleagues about their current research projects.

     

Latest lab news


Paul Iaizzo was named as an IEEE Senior Member in recognition of significant contributions to his profession. CONGRATULATIONS!

The manuscript "The novel in vitro reanimation of isolated human and large mammalian heart-lung blocs" (BMC Physiology) can be found here. Co-authors are Ryan Goff, Brian Howard, Stephen Quallich, Tinen Iles, and Paul Iaizzo.

REGISTER for the Advanced Cardiac Physiology and Anatomy Course, January 9-13, 2017, at the Mayo Auditorium. This course is designed for industry professionals as well as post-doctoral and graduate students. See the course lecture schedule for more details.

A production team of three individuals from TeamWorks Media visited the Visible Heart Laboratory on Tuesday, October 18th. As part of a LiveBIG campaign, TeamWorks Media, in partnership with the Big Ten Network, produces 1-min video vignettes on various college campuses that air during Big Ten sporting events in stadiums and arenas, and are also shared online. This fall they chose to shine the spotlight on the Visible Heart Lab.

CONGRATS to Paul Rothstein (Medtronic PLC) and Paul Iaizzo on their US Patent 9,445,797 (Percutaneous atrial and ventricular septal defect closure device) which was issued on September 20, 2016!

CONGRATULATIONS to former graduate student, Alex Hill (PhD, 2003), for his induction as an IEM Fellow at the 2016 IEM Conference and Retreat on Monday, September 26th!

Staff and graduate/medical students from the Visible Heart Lab hosted educational exhibits at the Medical Design & Manufacturing Conference (September 21st, Minneapolis Convention Center) and 2016 IEM Conference and Retreat (September 26th, McNamara Alumni Center).

Alex Mattson passed his oral preliminary exam on September 12, 2016 (Title: Cardiac anatomy and material property studies for novel pacemaker fixation). Congrats Alex!

Lab staff, graduate students, and volunteers hosted an all-day exhibit on cardiac anatomy and physiology at the Minnesota State Fair on Thursday, September 1st.

On August 8th, QMed published some short videos from the Atlas of Human Cardiac Anatomy highlighting a implanted mechanical aortic valve and various cardiac anatomy in This Reanimated Heart Footage is Amazing

The Visible Heart Lab was featured in the University of Minnesota's Inquiry newsletter on July 18th: Studying the heart, hands-on

Check out the Minnesota Daily article published about the Visible Heart Lab on July 13th: At heart lab, anatomy gains new perspective

CONGRATULATIONS to Ross Hinrichsen who presented his thesis "Mechanical properties of the aortic arch as a function of growth" and earned his masters degree in Biomedical Engineering on July 11th.

CONGRATULATIONS to Jeremy Stimack who also presented his thesis "The effects of voltage and pulse number on the peak contraction force of swine esophageal muscularis post-application of irreversible electroporation over time" and earned his masters degree in Biomedical Engineering on July 11th.

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.

 


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Atlas of Human Cardiac Anatomy

Atlas of Human Cardiac Anatomy


Minnesota Black Bear Research
Minnesota Black Bear Research


Books Published

  • Medical Device Innovation Handbook Medical Device Innovation Handbook
  • Handbook of Cardiac Anatomy, Physiology, and Devices, 3rd edition Handbook of Cardiac Anatomy, Physiology, and Devices, 3rd edition
  • Heart Valves<br>From Design to Clinical Implantation Heart Valves
    From Design to Clinical Implantation
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology Methods and Models, 1st edition Cardiac Electrophysiology Methods and Models, 1st edition

 


Journal Covers

  • A detailed assessment of the human coronary venous system using contrast computed tomography of perfusion-fixed specimens A detailed assessment of the human coronary venous system using contrast computed tomography of perfusion-fixed specimens
  • JCTR Special Issue on Cardiac Anatomy JCTR Special Issue on Cardiac Anatomy
  • Comparative imaging of cardiac structures and function for the optimization of transcatheter approaches for valvular and structure heart disease Comparative imaging of cardiac structures and function for the optimization of transcatheter approaches for valvular and structure heart disease
  • Mitral leaflet anatomy revisited Mitral leaflet anatomy revisited Description 1
  • Noninvasive estimation of three-dimensional cardiac electrical activities from body surface potential maps Noninvasive estimation of three-dimensional cardiac electrical activities from body surface potential maps Description 2
  • Single-site ventricular and biventricular pacing: investigation of latest depolarization strategy Single-site ventricular and biventricular pacing: investigation of latest depolarization strategy Description 3
  • Dynamic obstruction to coronary sinus access: the Thebesian valve Dynamic obstruction to coronary sinus access: the Thebesian valve Description 4

 

 

 


Recent Book Chapters

  • Chapter 22: Electro-Physiological Solutions for Cardiac Disease Chapter 22: Electro-Physiological Solutions for Cardiac Disease
  • Chapter 14: Functional force assessment of skeletal muscles; Chapter 43: Cardiac Devices and Testing Chapter 14: Functional force assessment of skeletal muscles; Chapter 43: Cardiac Devices and Testing
  • Chapter 1: Introduction to Neurophysiology Chapter 1: Introduction to Neurophysiology
  • Chapter 14: Localized Drug Delivery for Cardiothoracic Surgery Chapter 14: Localized Drug Delivery for Cardiothoracic Surgery