MeDiTATe – Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme Marie Skłodowska-Curie
4R TENDER – HorizoN 2020 (JRC/IPR/2018/F.3/0035/OC
MYBREATHINGHEART – Regione Toscana Bando COVID19
iMec – Ministero della Salute RF 2020-2023
PRECISE – Regione Toscana Bando Salute RF 2020-2023
PENSAMI – Regione Toscana Bando Salute RF 2020-2023
3D VIRTUAL BABY HEART – Ministero della Salute RF 2019-2021
Virtual and Augmented Reality Support for Transcatheter Valve Implantation by using Cardiovascular MRI
Summary: Minimally invasive interventions based on transcatheter techniques have dramatically changed the treatment of cardiac valve dysfunction avoiding open-heart surgery. Bioengineering tools can be applied in this context to support a wider use of this technique and safely spread the related advantages. Realistic patient-specific models will be created as a suitable option to accurately test possible interventions. Cardiac magnetic resonance (MR) imaging will be integrated with computer analyses and navigation systems to plan and execute such interventions on a patient-specific basis. This project involves clinical centres and bioengineering laboratories which will work in synergy to support a translation of patient-specific modelling towards clinical benefits.
The Valvetech project (2016-2018) is founded by the Tuscany Region.
Partners: BiocardioLab, Fondazione Toscana “G Monasterio”, Massa, Italy; adult cardiosurgery units of FTGM, the Laboratory for Biomaterials & Graft Technology of IFC-CNR Institute (PI), the Biorobotic Institute of the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italyand the Endocas center of the University of Pisa.