Human body and metal alloys: the never ending fight


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.


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