Biostability of Thoralon left ventricular assist device blood pumping sacs after long-term clinical use.

@article{Babu2004BiostabilityOT,
  title={Biostability of Thoralon left ventricular assist device blood pumping sacs after long-term clinical use.},
  author={R. Nagendra Babu and Russell Gill and David Farrar},
  journal={ASAIO journal},
  year={2004},
  volume={50 5},
  pages={479-84}
}
The purpose of this paper is to investigate the biostability of Thoralon polyurethane blood pumping sacs that have been used for up to 14 months in the Thoratec ventricular assist device (VAD) in human subjects. Thoralon is a proprietary polyetherurethaneurea (PEUU) blended with siloxane based surface modifying additive (SMA). Samples of Thoralon blood sacs… CONTINUE READING