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The man with one of the ‘10 weirdest hearts in Ontario’

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The man with one of the ‘10 weirdest hearts in Ontario’
Kenneth Kubiak

​​​​​​​​​Kenneth Kubiak was born with a heart defect

​The Arnold and Lynn Irwin Cardiovascular Anesthesia Imaging Centre allows cardiac surgeons to visualize and create life-saving solutions

A heart sits in a storage container filled with water. Joshua Qua Hiansen, a biomedical and industrial designer, takes off the cover and reaches in to grab the heart. It's black, made of silicone and is based on an actual patient's heart.

Other hearts sit on the shelves, interspersed with models of the lower lumbar region of the spinal column. In the background is the hum of 3-D printers. The small space, located in the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre (PMCC), is the Arnold and Lynn Irwin Cardiovascular Anesthesia Imaging Centre and it's helping cardiac surgeons and interventional cardiologists plan and prepare for surgery.