Surface Modifications of Polymeric Materials for Application in Artificial Heart and Circulatory Assist Devices

J. Feijen, G.H.M. Engbers, J.G.A. Terlingen, C.J. van Delden, A.A. Poot, P. Vaudaux

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    Abstract

    Several methods have been developed to modify the surfaces of materials used in artificial hearts and circulatory assist devices to suppress the host response, especially with respect to the occurrence of clotting, cellular damage, and infections. In this review, special attention is paid to strategies for the design of non-thrombogenic surfaces, the functionalization of surfaces, the interaction of heparinized surfaces with blood components, and the occurrence of infections.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationHeart Replacement
    Subtitle of host publicationArtificial Heart 5
    EditorsTetsuzo Akutsu, Hitoshi Koyanagi
    Place of PublicationTokyo
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages3-18
    Number of pages15
    ISBN (Electronic)978-4-431-67020-9
    ISBN (Print)978-4-431-67022-3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1996

    Keywords

    • METIS-106968

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