First-ever 3D human heart simulator may lead to better treatments

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A French company better known for designing aircraft systems announced Wednesday that, on May 29, it will release the world’s first commercially available, scientifically accurate, simulated 3-dimensional (3D) model of a whole, healthy heart

The model may, with fine-tuning and additional development, help to revolutionize the way that cardiologists match treatments to individual heart patients.

The culmination of the first phase of Dassault Systemes’ “Living Heart Project,” the simulation may soon allow physicians, medical device manufacturers and others to understand disease states and test innovative treatments without resorting to animal testing. Read more…

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