The Center for Cardiovascular Innovation brings together experts in cardiology, cardiac surgery, cardiac anesthesiology, radiology, and engineering to collaborate in the development, translation and clinical implementation of diagnostic and therapeutic devices. In addition, the Center provides hands-on training through dissection and cadaveric perfusion. We focus on coronary and peripheral artery disease, structural heart disease, heart failure, and heart rhythm disorders. Projects encompass transcatheter mitral and aortic valve replacements, left ventricular assist devices, vascular access and closure devices, left atrial appendage closure devices, imaging of coronary artery plaque, and additive manufacturing (3D printing).
CCVI uses a proprietary cadaveric perfusion model to create a testing and training environment that is as similar to the clinical environment as possible.
CCVI takes data obtained from medical imaging and translates the data into three-dimensional printed models. This allows physicians, fellows, residents, and medical students to learn from accurate 3D models of patient-specific anatomy and supplements procedural planning.
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Center for Emerging Cardiovascular Therapies Gift Fund
Supports the advancements of patient care and medicine using technology through the Center for Cardiovascular Innovation.