A few weeks ago I created a series of illustrations on the topic of Cardiac Surgery for the Cardiocentro Ticino.
I illustrated several approaches for surgeons to gain access to the heart as well as different repair techniques of the mitral valve. The mini upper sternotomy With this technique, the lower ¾ or half of the breastbone remains intact and stable after the operation, which translates in less postoperative pain, safer movements and very low risk of wound infections
Medical illustration is usually used as an explanatory supplement to a text, which can not express the desired content purely in written form. It has the task of making a fact visible and understandable in the most effective way possible. The balance between correct content, objectivity, aesthetics, abstraction and detail is a major challenge in the creation of medical illustrations.
Because there are only a few distinct colour contrasts in the human body the differentiatio