Long Term Biocompatibility of Non-Coronary Cardiovascular Devices: Limited Knowledge & Significant Clinical Implications
Long Term Biocompatibility of Non-Coronary Cardiovascular Devices: Limited Knowledge – Significant Clinical Implications
A considerable number of cardiovascular devices have been introduced into the field of interventional therapy of congenital heart defects-especially during the last two decades. Nowadays, more and more lesions can be treated in the cath lab. Subsequently, more and more patients live a long time with metal and/or textile devices in their body. Of course, clinical data have been published on interventional cardiovascular devices. However, the majority of these publications focus on feasibility and safety of the implantation procedure as well as clinical results.