A Study to Evaluate the Impact of Pre-Procedural Planning with 3D Printed Cardiac Models for Ventricular Assist Device Placement in Patients with Congenital Heart Disease


About this study

The purpose of this research study is to look at the advantages of using a 3D printed heart model for surgical planning in children who have been diagnosed with Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) and clinical heart failure and will undergo a ventricular assist device (VAD) placement. The investigators want to study the correlation of having a 3D printed model with improvement in patient outcomes and compare those with patients who have had a VAD placement without a 3D model.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria: 

  • Patients over the age of 3 years with CHD HF who are candidates for MCS will be prospectively identified at the participating centers.

Exclusion Criteria: 

  • Any CHD-HF patient unable to tolerate a CMR or cardiac CT will be excluded.

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

John Stulak, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

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