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Human body and metal alloys: the never ending fight

Abstract

The most remarkable targets achieved in the last two decades by scientific progress in the domain of the cardiovascular diseases share at least one technical element: the use of metal alloys. Coronary and peripheral stents, endoprostheses and vascular connectors are all made of different metal alloys that are more than biocompatible: these devices are all permanently exposed to the bloodstream and should last for a lifetime.

Keywords

Aortic Aneurysm Simulated Body Fluid Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Metal Alloy Biomed Mater 
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