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  • Design of Medical Device Conference Design of Medical Device Conference Megan Schmidt showed Goldy Gopher plastinated specimens at A Heart to Learn display.
  • American Heart Association Conference American Heart Association Conference Paul Iaizzo, Julianne Spencer, Mike Eggen and Ryan Goff represented the Visible Heart Lab at the AHA Conference.
  • Whole Body Donations Help Teach Future Doctors Whole Body Donations Help Teach Future Doctors The Visible Heart Lab was featured in a story on the WCCO news.
  • The Visible Heart Lab Staff The Visible Heart Lab Staff Charles Soule, Monica Mahre, Dr. Paul Iaizzo, Tinen Iles, Gary Williams
  • IEM Director's Award IEM Director's Award Dr. Paul Iaizzo was selected to join the Institute for Engineering in Medicine Academy of Medical Device Innovators. Additionally, he received the IEM Director's Award on April 10, 2013 (Photo: Drs. Bin He and Paul Iaizzo).
  • 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.

     

Latest lab news


CONGRATULATIONS to Paul Iaizzo on his 200th published manuscript in peer reviewed journals!!

The following manuscripts were recently accepted for publication:

Lars Mattison and Megan Schmidt hosted a cardiac anatomy exhibit at the LifeScience Alley 2014 conference at the Minneapolis Convention Center on November 19, 2014.

Megan Schmidt presented her research "Comparison of epicardial and endocardial monophasic action potentials recorded simultaneously from reanimated porcine hearts" at the Design of Medical Devices Europe Conference in The Netherlands (October 22-24, 2014).

Stephen Quallich presented his research poster "Changes in cardiac tissue properties relative to the applications of radiofrequency or cryo ablative therapies" at the BMES 2014 Conference in San Antonio, Texas (October 22-25, 2014).

Stephen Quallich won 1st place for his poster at the IEM Annual Conference & Retreat on September 22, 2014 (Minneapolis, MN). Steve's research poster "Analyzing the perforation force before, during and following cardiac ablation" was awarded 1st place honors in the Cardiovascular Engineering division. Congrats Stephen!

Paul Iaizzo delivered a keynote presetation at the 30th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Surgical Research at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Minneapolis, MN on September 19, 2014.

Paul Iaizzo, along with Tinen Iles, Brian Howard, Stephen Quallich, Lars Mattison, Megan Schmidt, and Medical Device Center staff Dan Orban and John Huss hosted a 4-day hands-on exhibition of cardiac anatomy and physiology at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2014 Annual Scientific Symposium in Washington DC (September 13-17, 2014).

PhD graduate students presented research posters at the TCT 2014 Annual Scientific Conference in Washington DC (September 13-17, 2014): 1) Stephen Quallich: A novel device for transseptal puncture to minimize iatrogenic atrial septal defect (co-authors: Mark Benscoter, Megan Schmidt, Lars Mattison, Salah El Haddi, Paul Iaizzo); and 2) Megan Schmidt: The recording of monophasic action potentials simultaneously from both the epicardial and endocardial surfaces of porcine hearts (co-authors: Tinen Iles, Gabriel Hernandez, Mark Benscoter, Dr. Michael Franz, Paul Iaizzo)

Ashish Singal successfully defended his PhD thesis on August 11, 2014. Thesis title: The comparative assessment of clinical ablative therapies: effects on physiological and biomechanical properties of tissues in response to therapeutic doses. Great job, Dr. Singal!

The following manuscripts were recently accepted for publication:

  1. Multimodal imaging of a transcatheter pacemaker implantation within a reanimated human heart; Eggen MD (PhD, 2009) , Bonner MD, Williams ER, Iaizzo PA; Heart Rhythm; April 2014, doi: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2014.03.052
  2. The prevalence of coronary sinus and left circumflex artery overlap in relation to the mitral valve; Spencer JH (PhD, 2013), Prahl G, Iaizzo PA, Journal of Interventional Cardiology; 2014; 27:308-16. doi: 10.1111/joic.12106
  3. The relative anatomy of the coronary arterial and venous systems: implications for coronay interventions; Spencer JH (PhD, 2013), Sundaram CC, Iaizzo PA; Clinical Anatomy; May 2014, doi: 10.1002/ca.22419
  4. In vitro assessment of induced phrenic nerve cryothermal injury; Goff RP (PhD, 2014) , Bersie S, Iaizzo PA; Heart Rhythm; June 2014, doi: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2014.06.022

The Visible Heart Lab hosted a demonstration table at the Lillehei Heart Institute Tech Summit on June 11, 2014. The summit celebrated the 60th anniversary of cross-circulation and the 800th heart transplant at the University of Minnesota. Representatives from the VHL included: Paul Iaizzo, Brian Howard, Steve Quallich, Megan Schmidt, and Lars Mattison.

Paul Iaizzo, Lars Mattison, Salah James El Haddi, Brian Howard, Grant Gangeness, and Jeff Reineke hosted various hands-on cardiac educational activities at the AHA Heart Walk at Target Field on May 31, 2014.

Brian Howard, Paul Iaizzo and Tinen Iles traveled to Chicago for the Mimics Innovation Conference (May 15-16, 2014) where two posters were presented: 1) Human heart library and cardiac model reconstructions; and 2) Enhanced visual learning of cardiac anatomy via the painting of 3D heart models.

 


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Atlas of Human Cardiac Anatomy

Atlas of Human Cardiac Anatomy


Minnesota Black Bear Research
Minnesota Black Bear Research


Books Published

  • Heart Valves<br>From Design to Clinical Implantation Heart Valves
    From Design to Clinical Implantation
  • Handbook of Cardiac Anatomy, Physiology, and Devices, 2nd edition Handbook of Cardiac Anatomy, Physiology, and Devices, 2nd edition
  • 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