Biomaterials Science, Third Edition: An Introduction to by Buddy D. Ratner, Allan S. Hoffman, Frederick J. Schoen, Jack

By Buddy D. Ratner, Allan S. Hoffman, Frederick J. Schoen, Jack E. Lemons

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Clearly, heart valve disease is a serious medical problem. Patients with diseased aortic heart valves have a 50% chance of dying within three years. Surgical replacement of the diseased valve leads to an expected survival of 10 years in 70% INTRODUCTION of the cases. However, of these patients whose longevity and quality of life have clearly been enhanced, approximately 60% will suffer a serious valve-related complication within 10 years after the operation. Another example involves LVADs. , 2001).

Medical practice, market forces, and bioethics come into play almost every day. Lysaght and O’Laughlin (2000) have estimated that the magnitude and economic scope of the contemporary organ replacement enterprise are much larger than is generally recognized. In the year 2000, the lives of over 20 million patients were sustained, supported, or significantly improved by functional organ replacement. The impacted population grows at over 10% per year. Worldwide, first year and follow-up costs of organ replacement and prostheses exceed $300 billion US dollars per year, and represents between 7% and 8% of total worldwide healthcare spending.

Some examples may clarify these issues. Clearly, heart valve disease is a serious medical problem. Patients with diseased aortic heart valves have a 50% chance of dying within three years. Surgical replacement of the diseased valve leads to an expected survival of 10 years in 70% INTRODUCTION of the cases. However, of these patients whose longevity and quality of life have clearly been enhanced, approximately 60% will suffer a serious valve-related complication within 10 years after the operation.

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