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Coronary Artery Bypass Simulation (CABG)

Description

This procedure is for patients who are suffering from severe coronary artery disease leading to blocked coronary arteries and ultimately an ischemic heart. The Coronary Artery Bypass Procedure is an extremely invasive procedure that commonly involves a full sternotomy and cardioversion. Training for this procedure is currently limited to models that are expensive, anatomically inaccurate and/or do not fully replicate human tissue. Our model is a customizable full procedural simulation of the surgery which offers on-pump and off-pump approaches.

  • Heart Research 1
  • Heart Research 2
  • Heart Research 3

Project Research Publications

Saba P, Ayers B, Melnyk R, Gosev I, Ghazi A, Hicks G. " Development of a High-Fidelity Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Training Platform Using 3D Printing and Hydrogel Molding."  The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2020 June.

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