Cardiac Disease and Treatment Devices. Dorothy Ringer Sumner Biology Teacher Aldine 9 th Grade School, Aldine ISD Enrichment Experience in Engineering E3 Research Experiences for Secondary Math and Science Teachers Dr. Duncan Maitland Associate Professor,
Cardiac Disease and Treatment Devices
Dorothy Ringer Sumner
Aldine 9th Grade School, Aldine ISD
Enrichment Experience in Engineering E3
Research Experiences for Secondary Math and Science Teachers
Dr. Duncan Maitland
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical Device Laboratory
Why Shape Memory Polymers (SMP) Foams Therapy
SMP’s are polymers that remember their shape.
Can be compressed drastically and still retain original shape when acted upon by stimulus.
Blood clots throughout the porous foam and forms a layer of endothelial cells across the aneurysm for faster healing.
Lower and more uniform stresses on wall, lowers hemorrhage risk.
Embolic Shape Memory Polymer Foam Deployment
Model of aneurysm that has a dye added to view the laser as the SMP foam is being deployed.
A. cellulose and starch B. polyethylene and nylon C. protein and starch D. protein and polyacrylate
B. shape memory polymer