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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


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.

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.

 


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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