Tissue Cultured Cells: Potential Blood Compatible Linings for Cardiovascular Prostheses

  • S. G. Eskin
  • L. T. Navarro
  • H. D. Sybers
  • W. O’Bannon
  • M. E. DeBakey
Part of the Polymer Science and Technology book series (POLS, volume 14)


Polymers currently used for cardiovascular replacement, both clinically and experimentally, fall into two categories; rough surfaced and smooth surfaced materials. The reaction of the blood upon contact with each type material is different. The rough surfaced materials, e.g., Dacron polyester (polyethylene terephthalate), are porous, and upon blood contact encourage the formation of adherent thrombus on their surfaces. The smooth surfaced materials, e.g., polyether urethanes, are generally impervious to blood and resist the formation of thrombus; although none of the smooth surfaced materials approach the thromboresistance of the natural endothelial lining of the vessel wall (1,2).


Transmission Electron Micro Tissue Cultured Cell Blood Flow Pattern Blood Contact Control Patch 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. G. Eskin
    • 1
  • L. T. Navarro
    • 1
  • H. D. Sybers
    • 1
  • W. O’Bannon
    • 1
  • M. E. DeBakey
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of Surgery and PathologyBaylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA

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