Blood Flow in Artificial Organs and Cardiovascular Prostheses

Front Cover
Joseph C. Barbenel
Clarendon Press, 1989 - Medical - 266 pages
0 Reviews
This volume brings together the work of many researchers interested in blood flow in artificial organs and cardiovascular prostheses. Such devices have had a dramatic impact on medicine. The use of blood oxygenators and dialysers has made surgical procedures like major open-heart surgery possible. Implantable replacement heart valves and blood vessels are other important examples of devices which have extended the clinician's choice of treatment, and prolonged and improved the quality of patients' lives. The development of these artificial organs and cardiovascular prostheses has been based on interdisciplinary research involving clinicians, engineers, and scientists from a range of fields. The further improvement and development of these devices remain an important aim of such collaborative research as that represented in this work.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.


Influence of haemodynamic factors in improving vascular prosthetic
Clinical and laboratory assessment of prosthetic heart valves
R J Edwards

15 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information