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The effect of ventricular assist device-associated biomaterials on human blood leukocytes / Gemma Radley; Ina Laura Pieper; Catherine A. Thornton

Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part B: Applied Biomaterials

Swansea University Author: Thornton, Catherine

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DOI (Published version): 10.1002/jbm.b.33981

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Background: Ventricular assist devices (VADs) are an effective bridging or destination therapy for patients with advanced stage heart failure. These devices remain susceptible to adverse events including infection, bleeding, and thrombus; events linked to the foreign body response. Therefore, the bi...

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Published in: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part B: Applied Biomaterials
ISSN: 15524973
Published: 2017
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URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa34948
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