Hearts Content - Article - ANSYS Advantage - V10 I3

The long-term prognosis for babies born with single-ventricle heart defects can depend on the location of vascular connections made during corrective surgery. Shanghai Children’s Medical Center uses simulation to individualize this surgery. Researchers employ computational fluid dynamics to determine the optimal connection points based on the patient’s cardiovascular anatomy, improving surgical effectiveness and resulting in a better quality of life for these children.