About two weeks ago, Jimmy Kimmel shared a personal and touching story about some of the heart complications his infant son experienced shortly after his birth. He described the condition and the resolution implemented for his family in a touching monologue on his network television show.
Dr. Pirooz Eghtesady, a pediatric cardiovascular surgeon at St. Louis Children’s hospital was recently featured as a medical expert on conditions like the one experienced by Jimmy Kimmel and his family. To punctuate the conversation, Dr. Eghtesady displayed a 3D printed heart, allowing for the viewing audiences to actualize the conceptual health issue described by Jimmy Kimmel in his monologue. In a recent post we discussed other ways that Statasys 3D printing was helping professionals in the medical field build forms to help smooth the communication pathways between patient and practitioner.
As 3D printing and the medical industry continue to partner to bring leading edge technology solutions to even the smallest patients, we are sure to see more incredible examples of how this integrated synergy can help deliver elite hospital and patient point of care opportunities and positive patient outcomes.
Check out Dr. Eghtesady’s interview below.
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