This 3D-printed model of a heart with a double-outlet right ventricle (DORV) defect is an excellent tool for medical professionals and students to gain a better understanding of this complex cardiac anomaly. Accurately segmented from CT imagery, the model replicates the exact anatomy of this rare defect, allowing for comprehensive visualization of the affected cardiac structures.
This heart model features a DORV with a stenotic PA, repaired with a conduit, and a ventricular septal defect (VSD).
The model is durable and long-lasting, making it a great addition to any medical school or private practice for an enlightening learning experience. It’s also easily transportable, making it a practical tool for teaching or studying on-the-go.
WHAT IS A DOUBLE-OUTLET RIGHT VENTRICLE?
A double-outlet right ventricle (DORV) is a congenital heart defect characterized by the connection of the two main arteries—the aorta and the pulmonary artery—to the right ventricle. Double-outlet right ventricle defects are rare, affecting only one in 6,000 to 10,000 births. In the U.S. this translates roughly to one new case per day. You can learn more about this unique condition here.