2021 AMI Online Salon

Mitral Valve Prolapse

Project Details

  • Entrant Name:  Allysa Benedict
  • Client:University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Copyright: Allysa Benedict, 2021
  • Medium/software used:Zbrush, 3dsMax, Redshift, Substance Painter, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator
  • Final presentation format:24 x 20 poster print
  • Primary Audience:Patients

Project Description

This poster illustrates the anatomy of the heart with a focus on the mitral valve to describe what occurs inside of the heart during mitral valve prolapse. To give an understanding of where the valve is inside of the heart, a full sculpture of the heart is included with a graphical representation of the mitral valve. The inside of the left atrium and ventricle are depicted along with a prolapsed mitral valve with regurgitation of blood back into the left atrium which is a symptom of prolapse. To help patients understand the difference between a prolapsed valve and normal valve a small diagram that compares the blood flow of a normal heart and a heart with mitral valve prolapse is included.