Biomaterials pp 163-185 | Cite as

Soft Tissue Replacement II: Blood Interfacing Implants

  • Joon Bu Park


The blood interfacing implants can be divided into two categories: (1) short-term extracorporeal implants such as membranes for artificial organs (kidney and heart-lung machine) and tubes and catheters for the transport of blood; and (2) long-term in situ implants such as vascular implants and implantable artificial organs. Although pacemakers for the heart are not interfaced with blood they are considered here because these devices help to circulate blood throughout the body.


Hollow Fiber Silicone Rubber Artificial Heart Pyrolytic Carbon Tissue Ingrowth 
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Further Reading

  1. S. D. Bruck, Blood Compatible Synthetic Polymers: An Introduction, Charles C Thomas, Springfield, Ill., 1974.Google Scholar
  2. D. O. Cooney, Biomedical Engineering Principles, Marcel Dekker, New York, 1976.Google Scholar
  3. J. D. Hardy (ed.), Human Organ Support and Replacement, chapters 13, 16, and 17, Charles C Thomas, Springfield, Ill., 1971.Google Scholar
  4. C. Homsy and C. D. Armeniades (eds.), Biomaterials for Skeletal and Cardiovascular Applications, Biomedical Materials Symposium No. 3, J. Wiley and Sons, New York, 1972.Google Scholar
  5. R. L. Kronenthal and Z. Oser (eds.), Polymers in Medicine and Surgery, Plenum Press, New York, 1975.Google Scholar
  6. H. Lee and K. Neville, Handbook of Biomedical Plastics, chapters 3 and 5, Pasadena Technology Press, Pasadena, Calif., 1971.Google Scholar
  7. R. I. Leininger, “Polymers as Surgical Implants,” CRC Crit. Rev. Bioeng., 2, 333, 1972.Google Scholar
  8. G. H. Myers and V. Parsonnet, Engineering in the Heart and Blood Vessels, J. Wiley and Sons, New York, 1969.Google Scholar
  9. L. Vroman and F. Leonard (eds.), “The Behavior of Blood and Its Components at Interfaces,” Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci., 283, 1976.Google Scholar
  10. Transactions, American Society for Artificial Internal Organs (published yearly; contains studies related to this chapter).Google Scholar

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© Plenum Press, New York 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • Joon Bu Park
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  1. 1.Clemson UniversityClemsonUSA

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