January 4, 2017
Minnesota lab takes a close-up look at hearts, beat by beat: LiveBIG
Sharing their findings broadly and freely, The Visible Heart Lab at the University of Minnesota is reanimating hearts to better understand the functional anatomy of our most important muscle.
August 11, 2016
Minnesota is re-animating dead pig hearts for science: LiveBIG
Most people would say watching a disembodied pig heart go from pallid and inert to undulating with the rhythm of life would be distinctly out of the ordinary. But most people don’t work in the University of Minnesota’s Visible Heart Lab where it’s just called Tuesday.
August 4, 2016
This Reanimated Heart Footage Is Amazing
The reanimation allows for visualization of the unique functional anatomies within each heart, explains the University of Minnesota's Paul Iaizzo.
July 18, 2016
Studying the heart, hands-on
Usually, saying a heart is beating out of its chest is just an expression.
July 13, 2016
At heart lab, anatomy gains new perspective
Begun in 1997, Dr. Paul Iaizzo’s Visible Heart Lab is now at the forefront of 3-D-printing.
May 26, 2016
U Scientists Recreate Woman’s Aorta With 3-D Printer
UA Minneapolis woman is alive and well thanks to some creative thinking and a 3-D printer.
April 15, 2016
3D printing gives doctors a new view
Using a 3D printer, University of Minnesota researchers made an exact replica of Karlie's heart, letting doctors try lots of variations on the plastic model before they started surgery.
April 6, 2016
To repair Karlie’s weakened heart, her care team turned to a 3-d printer
Karlie needed a transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), but her care team had concerns. So they used a 3-D printer to create exact replicas of Karlie’s heart.
March 29, 2016
3D printed hearts are a model teaching tool at U of M
Paul Iaizzo's Visible Heart Lab at the University of Minnesota hums with activity. Heart monitors, computer readouts, and a bank of 3D printers.
February 22, 2016
How 3-D imaging could change heart surgery in the future
In the cardiac operating room of the future, a surgeon may repair your damaged heart with personalized parts made to fit your precise anatomy - bypassing donor lists and immune-suppressing drugs
February 9, 2016
Next Big Thing: 3D Printing
3D printing is making huge strides in the field of medicine at U of M.
May 21, 2015
Made to order
The latest 3-D printers lay down medicine’s future.
May 21, 2015
University of Minnesota researcher has one of the first 'bioprinters' using living tissue
Bioprinters, using living tissue, could revolutionize transplant medicine.
May 1, 2014
An Underground Lab at the Heart of Cardiovascular Innovation
Designing medical devices requires more than textbook knowledge. Here are some insights on hands-on learning from our visit to the Visible Heart Lab.
August 5, 2013
Whole Body Donations Help Teach Future Doctors
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – WCCO meteorologist Mike Augustyniak’s aunt Barbara passed away earlier this year, and his aunt Connie passed in 2009. Both were life-long nurses, and each chose to donate their body to science instead of being buried or cremated.
October 29, 2012
University of Minnesota Medical School, Medical Bulletin - Inside the beating heart
Paul Iaizzo, PhD, Director of the University of Minnesota's Visible Heart Laboratory, has given the medical world a unique, never-before-seen view inside the beating heart.
June 26, 2012
Laboratory Profiles: Visible Heart Laboratory- IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society
The Visible Heart Laboratory was featured in a laboratory profile from the IEEE.
April 15, 2012
Where Engineering Meets Imagination- IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society
Students learn about the career of biomedical engineering through some of the latest advancements in the field.
January 27, 2012
Minnesota Sounds and Voices: Paul Iaizzo is the Visible Heart Lab's beating core
MINNEAPOLIS - The University of Minnesota's Visible Heart lab is the only place in the world where researchers can study beating hearts outside the body, and Paul Iaizzo, who runs the hi-tech facility, says it can sometimes feel as though he's working in an episode of "ER."
October 25, 2011
Cutting edge research being done at U of M lab filled with hearts
MINNEAPOLIS - There's an unusual and unique lab at the University of Minnesota filled with human and animal hearts. You'll also find experts there who can get a heart beating again.
February 23, 2011
Collaboration: The heart of scientific discovery
Within the U of Ms Visible Heart® Laboratory, researchers and device manufacturers partner to develop the medical advancements of tomorrow.
February 14, 2011
Bringing Dead Hearts Back To Life
Horizon: How To Mend A Broken Heart - BBC Two
Scientists at the University of Minnesota have perfected a technique for re-animating dead hearts. By studying a visible beating heart, the scientists hope to gain a remarkable insight into its function. In this clip Prof. Paul Iaizzo uses a pig's heart to demostrate the re-animation process.
April 30, 2010
Visible Heart Laboratory
Learn about research going on at the Visible Heart Lab at the University of Minnesota.
April 29, 2010
U researchers get inside look at heart
In a lab in the basement of a University of Minnesota building, researchers have performed heart transplants with humans, swine, canines and guinea pigs acting as donors. But the recipient of the different transplant hearts always stays the same.
March 9, 2005
Device and Conquer
Matters of the heart are seen in a unique way in the Visible Heart Laboratory.