Cardiovascular disease represents one of the leading causes of death in the world today. Advances in both circulatory biomaterials and medical devices are playing a significant role in the management of this prevalent disease with recognised success over prolonged periods.
Biomaterials and devices for the circulatory system from Woodhead Publishing reviews the latest developments in this important field and how they can be used to improve success and safety in the industry. Both current clinical advances as well as future innovation are assessed taking a progressive view of the role of biomaterials in medical applications.
An examination of the physiological responses to biomaterials features tissue responses to implanted materials and strategies to improve the biocompatibility of medical devices. Additional coverage is given to factors influencing blood compatibility and molecular design of surfaces for improved compatibility.
The book provides an insightful exploration of the diverse clinical applications of biomaterials ranging from mechanical prosthetic valves to novel monitoring device and radioactive and drug-eluting stents. Significant future developments are documented in the form of cardiac restoration therapy, biosensor technology and vascular tissue engineering.
With its distinguished editors and international team of contributors Biomaterials and devices for the circulatory system is a vital reference for those concerned with bioengineering, medical devices and clinicians within this critical field.