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BME 747 - CARDIOVASCULAR BIOMATERIALS


3 cr hrs

Description This course focuses on the role of biomaterials in different cardiovascular devices such as coronary artery stents, vascular grafts, pace makers, heart valves, defibrillators, and artificial hearts. Initially, the background information on cardiovascular diseases will be provided along with the motivation for implant devices.  Then, the engineering principles in designing various cardiovascular implant devices will be discussed. The surface properties of different metals, polymers, and ceramics used in cardiovascular devices will be discussed with reference to their blood compatibility. Finally, the FDA approved commercially available cardiovascular devices and their clinical outcomes will be discussed.
 


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