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A team of British animators has produced a human heart so realistic it will transform surgical training.

  

Five hundred years ago Leonardo da Vinci transformed our understanding of the heart. Famous as a painter, sculptor and inventor, he also made detailed studies of the human body. One of his great discoveries was how heart valves eddy the flow of blood. Inspired by one of his drawings, a British heart surgeon pioneered a new way of repairing damaged hearts.

Now a brilliant team of British animators has taken the next leap. Using skills honed in the world of TV commercials and the entertainment industry, they have produced a human heart so realistic it will transform surgical training.

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