Hearts in Hand™

The Hearts in Hand Collection, a library of physical heart models in a variety of structural disease states, allows physicians to gain a quick and thorough understanding of spatial relationships and practice catheter pathways and device selection prior to conducting minimally invasive interventions. Based on patient hearts, the Collection provides physicians and their teams with hands-on training tools to help them plan for safer and more efficient structural heart disease interventions.

Each model is individually made with one of the highest resolution rapid prototyping technologies on the market. Due to the anatomical complexity of the human heart and structural heart disease, each model is constructed and meticulously detailed.

The collection of physical heart models is an invaluable resource for:

  • Educational and research institutions
  • Medical device manufacturers
  • Regulatory agencies

These tools can aid in:

  • Patient selection
  • Delivery system device and anatomy matching
  • Catheter pathway practice

Clinical Applicability

New advances in technology are allowing physicians to increasingly use interventional rather than surgical means to treat structural heart disease (SHD). Minimally invasive interventions, such as percutaneous closure of intracardiac defects, valve repair and replacement, and myocardial disease treatments, translate to faster patient recovery and less pain for the patient.

The Collection and Customized Hearts

The following models are currently available:

  • Aortic Stenosis (Hypertrophied Heart)
  • Foramen Ovale ("Not So Innocent" Heart)
  • Atrial Septal Defect (Volume Overloaded Heart)

Price: $6,400 per model
        $15,000 per set of three models
        Price includes display stand

For more information on the Hearts in Hand Collection and custom heart models, contact:

Adam Hansgen, Sr. PRA
3D Imaging Lab, Interventional Cardiology, University of Colorado
Adam.Hansgen@ucdenver.edu