The term "heart disease" refers to several types of heart conditions. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. The most common type of heart disease in the United States is coronary artery disease, which affects the blood flow to the heart. Decreased blood flow can cause a heart attack.
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There are two STL files available for download and 3D bioprinting. One STL file for printing the entire heart, including the heart muscle or myocardium. The other STL is for printing the left side of the heart, including the left atrium, left ventricle, and coronary arteries which is where most heart attacks arise from. These files are distributed under the Creative Commons license Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs. Please respect the terms of the licensing agreement.