Kamis, 10 Mei 2012

APLIKASI BIOMATERIAL DALAM KARDIOLOGI: STENT KORONARIA (Biomaterials Applications in Cardiology : Coronary Stents)

Ahmad Kafrawi Nasution
Program Studi Teknik Mesin, FT - Universitas Muhammadiyah Riau
Jl. KH Ahmad Dahlan No. 88 Sukajadi-Pekanbaru-Riau
Email : ucokafrawi@yahoo.com

Research in the field of materials has become widespread. Biomaterials is a term that is aimed at material that is part of medical implants. Biomaterials have been used by humans both to improve appearance and restore organ function. Modern biomaterials are still needed and biofunctionality study of biocompatibility of implants. Biocompatibility must be referring to the material properties to be safe and work in harmony with the body without causing other harmful effects. An important aspect to consider from the biocompatibility of products starting from the fabrication process, corrosion resistance and modification of implant materials and coatings.

Keyword: Biomaterial, biocompatibility, implant, stent, material properties.