Super hydrophilic thin film nitinol demonstrates reduced platelet adhesion compared with commercially available endograft materials.

@article{Tulloch2011SuperHT,
  title={Super hydrophilic thin film nitinol demonstrates reduced platelet adhesion compared with commercially available endograft materials.},
  author={Allan W Tulloch and Youngjae J Chun and Daniel S. Levi and Kotekar Panduranga Mohanchandra and Gregory P. Carman and Peter F. Lawrence and David A Rigberg},
  journal={The Journal of surgical research},
  year={2011},
  volume={171 1},
  pages={317-22}
}
BACKGROUND Thin film nitinol (TFN) is a novel material with which to cover stents for the treatment of a wide range of vascular disease processes. This study aimed to show that TFN, if treated to produce a super hydrophilic surface, significantly reduces platelet adhesion, potentially rendering covered stents more resistant to thrombosis compared to commercially available materials. MATERIALS AND METHODS TFN was fabricated using a sputter deposition process to produce a 5-μ thin film of… CONTINUE READING

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