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The patient was an 18-month-old girl, and everything that could be wrong with her heart was. The surgeon at Children's Hospital Colorado faced a dilemma: repair just one ventricle of her heart, or try for both, inserting tubes to reroute the blood inside her heart so it could pump the way it was supposed to. Each choice carried substantial implications for her quality of life, for the rest of her life. Enter Jennifer Wagner, a research instructor in the Department of Bioengineering who creates 3D models of organs and other body parts, like the heart of the 18-month-old girl.