Plastics in Medical Devices for Cardiovascular Applications - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780323358859, 9780323371223

Plastics in Medical Devices for Cardiovascular Applications

1st Edition

eBook ISBN: 9780323371223
Hardcover ISBN: 9780323358859
Imprint: William Andrew
Published Date: 3rd February 2017
Page Count: 196
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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


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


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