Plastics in Medical Devices for Cardiovascular Applications

Plastics in Medical Devices for Cardiovascular Applications

1st Edition - February 1, 2017

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  • Author: Ajay Padsalgikar
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323358859
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323371223

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Plastics in Medical Devices for Cardiovascular Applications enables designers of new cardiovascular medical devices to make decisions about the kind of plastics that can go into the manufacture of their device by explaining the property requirements of various applications in this area, including artificial valves, lead insulation, balloons, vascular grafts, and more.

Key Features

  • Enables designers to improve device performance and remain compliant with regulations by selecting the best material for each application
  • Presents a range of applications, including artificial valves, stents, and vascular grafts
  • Explains which materials can be used for each application, and why each is appropriate, thus assisting in the design of better tools and processes


Engineers and materials scientists in medical device companies. Plastics Material manufacturers, specifically chemists and scientists within these companies. Academic courses in plastics engineering, polymer science or biomedical engineering

Table of Contents

  • Part I: Plastics Materials in Medical Devices

    1: Introduction to Plastics

    • Abstract
    • 1. Introduction
    • 2. Chemistry
    • 3. Microstructure
    • 4. Properties
    • 5. Polymer Processing
    • 6. Medical Devices and Plastics

    2: Commodity Plastics in Cardiovascular Applications

    • Abstract
    • 1. Introduction
    • 2. Polyolefins
    • 3. Polyethylene Terephthalate
    • 4. Polyamide

    3: Speciality Plastics in Cardiovascular Applications

    • Abstract
    • 1. Introduction
    • 2. Polyurethanes
    • 3. Polysiloxanes
    • 4. Polytetrafluoroethylene
    • 5. Biodegradable Polymers

    4: Biological Properties of Plastics

    • Abstract
    • 1. Introduction
    • 2. Biocompatibility
    • 3. Foreign Body Reaction
    • 4. Biological Degradation
    • 5. Testing Techniques to Evaluate Biostability
    • 6. Sterilization

    Part II Cardiovascular System: Structure, Assessment, and Diseases

    • Abstract
    • 1. Introduction
    • 2. Structure of the Cardiovascular System
    • 3. Cardiovascular Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures
    • 4. Cardiovascular Diseases

    Part III Applications of Plastics in Cardiovascular Devices

    • Abstract
    • 1. Introduction
    • 2. Cardiovascular Devices Market
    • 3. Cardiovascular Catheters
    • 4. Heart Valve Devices
    • 5. Heart Failure Devices
    • 6. Cardiac Rhythm Management Devices
    • 7. Cardiac Artery Disease Treatment Applications
    • 8. Aortic Aneurysm
    • 9. Vascular Closure Devices and Sutures

Product details

  • No. of pages: 196
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © William Andrew 2017
  • Published: February 1, 2017
  • Imprint: William Andrew
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323358859
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323371223

About the Author

Ajay Padsalgikar

Ajay has a Ph.D. in polymer science from Clemson University, SC. He has spent the last 25 years working in the field of plastics and polyurethanes, 20 of which have been in the field of medical plastics. He has extensive experience in the application of polymers in the manufacture of medical devices. As a Chief Scientific Officer at AorTech Biomaterials, Ajay worked with various medical device manufacturers within different areas of the medical space getting a first-hand feel of the devices and the important properties of polyurethanes necessary in order to fulfil the requirements of the application. Ajay then worked as a Senior Principal Scientist at Abbott, one of world’s leading companies in the manufacture of cardiovascular devices. Currently Ajay serves as a Senior Principal Scientist at DSM within its Biomedical wing. DSM Biomedical is a leading supplier of biomaterials to all the major medical device manufacturers.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Principle Scientist, DSM, Exton, PA USA

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