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    Life-saving solutions for surgeries

    By Tara Haelle
    Published: Aug. 4, 2011

    Patient-specific 3-D blood flow models pioneered by Engineering Professor Thomas Hughes improve the safety and success of cardiovascular surgery.

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      Pamela Farmer Weems said on Aug. 21, 2011 at 2:35 p.m.
      For those who have difficulties with ventricular blood flow, this sort of technology is lifesaving and we are fortunate to have Dr Hughes and his brilliant work. I only hope that we will not come to use this surgery to repair the damages brought about by poor nutrition choices but will instead use it to aid those who are born with irregularities. We must educate ourselves as to the cause of most of the diseases which plague Americans--obesity, diabetes, heart attacks, and cancer--and recognize that we must learn to eat to live and not live to eat.
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      Jim Gilbert said on Aug. 18, 2011 at 9:47 a.m.
      Kudos for this innovative work. The number of lives that will be enriched or saved cannot be known and they will probably never know how the technology came into being. Dr. Hughes and other like him are the unsung heros of the majority of the technologies that make our lives better. I am grateful to be an alum with a daughter who is an alum from an institution that supports and encourages this type of research. The daughter is currently at UT Southwestern in the MD program. Her patients will potentially benefit from this work. Again kudos.