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  • 3D Printing Gives Doctors a New View 3D Printing Gives Doctors a New View The Visible Heart Lab was featured in a KARE11 story.
  • 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
  • Muscular Dystrophy Lab Day 2016 Muscular Dystrophy Lab Day 2016 PhD candidate Lars Mattison demonstrates a 3D heart model to participants.
  • ICI 2015 Meeting ICI 2015 Meeting Dr. Paul Iaizzo presented at the 2015 Innovations in Cardiovascular Interventions meeting in Tel Aviv, Israel (December 13-15, 2015)
  • Visit from Dr. Earl Bakken Visit from Dr. Earl Bakken We were honored to host Dr. Earl Bakken in the Visible Heart Lab this past summer. Dr. Bakken toured the lab and talked with staff, graduate students, and Medtronic colleagues about their current research projects.
  • Physicians visit from Italy Physicians visit from Italy The Visible Heart Lab hosted a group of physicinas from Italy March 30, 2016

     

Latest lab news


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/posterĀ "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!!


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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