The team of Dr. Pelenghi, director of Cardiac Surgery Unit at Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo (Pavia), performed the world’s first “beating heart” surgical implant of an innovative pulmonary valve prosthesis on an over 50 years old patient, suffering from idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension. The surgical strategy was planned on the virtual and 3D printed anatomical model of the affected district, realized by the 3D printing clinical laboratory "3D4Med".
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The use of a 3D printed model is very important when choosing the surgical technique and the prosthesis, as it allows a less invasive surgery and the choice of not carrying out the surgery under unfavourable circumstances.
Prof. Enrico Maria Marone
Vascular Surgeon, IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia
The 3D printed model allows us to plan the resection and speed up the surgical process, thus reducing the time for general anesthesia and allowing a more precise and symmetrical result to be obtained.
Prof. Marco Benazzo
Chief of Otolaryngology, IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia
To hold in my hands the 3D printed pazient’s anatomy, to visualize it and study it from different perspectives, has given me the appropriate tools to analyse cleary the specific anatomical region to operate and plan the best procedure.
Prof. Andrea Pietrabissa
Director of General Surgery II, IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia