Mina's 3D printed heart
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3D printed heart helps to save girl's life

27 January 2015 Last updated at 09:01 GMT

A two-year-old girl who was born with a serious heart defect has had a life-saving operation thanks to a 3D printer.

Mina had a hole between two chambers of her heart, but doctors were able to use the printer to create a model to help surgeons plan the successful operation.

Mina and mum Natasha spoke to BBC Breakfast, along with Dr Tarique Hussain who printed the model of her heart.