Scientists from the University of Louisville have taken on the creation of a full-fledged human heart using three-dimensional printing. They plan to print the heart from the patient's living cellular material. At the moment, they have already managed to print in this way the heart valves, small veins and membranes.
Scientists report that there are still many obstacles to creating a full-fledged human heart using 3D printing. For example, it is necessary to find a way to maintain the vital functions of the bionic heart until the moment of its transplant. Still, the researchers hope that in the next decade, the transplantation of such a bionic "motor" or its individual parts will become a reality. This certainly gives hope to many heart transplant patients.