Congenital Heart Disease


Henrik Truheart

The Challenge

Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) is one of these most common birth defects, accounting for 1% of all live births. In the US, there are currently approximately 2.4 million individuals with CHD, over half of whom are adults. In Norway alone, there are over 58000 affected children born annually. Over the course of a lifetime, these individuals will require multiple surgeries and follow-ups from physicians of varying specialties. 

The Solution

In TruHeart we use the Microsoft HoloLens to display the holograms of the individuals heart. The holograms are created using standard medical imaging. The ability to visualize cardiac pathology in 3D allows physicians to have a better common understanding of the patients they are treating.

In our experience, using Hololens to view holograms of the heart helps us to better visualize the patients we are treating.
TruHeart illustration
– Dr. Henrik Brun
Phd and Consultant in Peadiatric Cardiology at Oslo University Hospital, Rikshospitalet

New Heart Valves



The Challenge

Many individuals, at different ages need to replace deformed or malfunctioning heart valves. In the US, over 182000 repair surgeries are performed annually. The implants used for these procedures vary in size, are difficult to insert, and the surgeries are further challenged when catheterization techniques are required. 

The Solution

HoloValve enables 3D visualization of the heart in order for the physician team to better understand the individual patient's anatomy, pathology, and to better envision the virtual placement of a new heart valve.

"The newest and most innovative visualization tools are always a support in helping us to better understand our heart patients, as they tend to be complicated cases."
Illustration of a heart for the HoloValve project
– Gry Dahle
Consultant at the Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery at Oslo University Hospital, Rikshospitalet.