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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Importance Of Uniform Heparin Coating On Biopolymers
Author: Da Luz Moreira P.
Furdan Wada M.L.
Novello W.P.
Abstract: Cardiopulmonary surgeries need connectors for extracorporeal circulation. The patient's blood in contact with the tube surfaces modifies its plasmatic proteins, promotes platelet aggregation, and activates the complement system, unleashing thrombus formation. Thus, it becomes necessary for an anticoagulant to keep the circuit free from these events. Heparin is the anticoagulant used even after reports about its disadvantages. Platelet adherence seems to be very dependent on the quality from the surfaces that can promote cellular proliferation, aggregation, and thrombosis. In this study, we compare the quality of the heparin-coated and uncoated surfaces. We used a blood cell culture and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) to visualize the platelet aggregation. It was concluded that there are groove areas that permit platelet adherence, and if they are not coated totally by the heparin, aggregation still occurs although in lower scale than on the uncoated tubes.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1046/j.1525-1594.2000.06530.x
Date Issue: 2000
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