What can OpHeart do for you?
Our approach to improving the odds of survival and quality of life of babies born with life-threatening heart defects is two-fold.
OpHeart strives to be a resource for congenital heart doctors and provide them the tools and resources they need in order to achieve the best outcomes possible.
To that end, we have created- and continue to improve- a toolbox of resources for clinicians. If there is something you need to improve your treatment of CHD patients but don’t see, please contact us and we will try to help.
We believe that 3D-printing is the future of personalized healthcare. Our hearts are as distinctive as our faces, and for the treatment of life-threatening heart defects, the ability to 3D-print replicas of patients’ hearts in anticipation of surgery can, in the words of surgeon Dr. Redmond Burke, make “inoperable children operable”.
While it is not necessarily appropriate for all diagnoses and all surgeons, the applications of 3D-printing to pediatric cardiac care are numerous. We have launched several initiatives to support and promote 3D-printing in medicine.