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Biomaterial Considerations for Cardiac Prostheses

  • Yukihiko Nosé
  • Yukio Ohashi
  • Kimitaka Tasai
  • Michael E. DeBakey
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Abstract

One of the most important prerequisites in developing a clinically applicable cardiac prosthesis is making it blood compatible. Two factors must be considered to prevent blood clotting inside a device: design to eliminate blood-stagnant areas within the device, and use of blood-compatible materials for the device’s blood-contacting surfaces.

Keywords

Centrifugal Pump Blood Pump Artificial Heart Rotary Blood Pump Centrifugal Blood Pump 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yukihiko Nosé
  • Yukio Ohashi
  • Kimitaka Tasai
  • Michael E. DeBakey

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