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Research Paper | Textile Engineering | Egypt | Volume 4 Issue 10, October 2015
Innovative Textile Technology for Dilated Cardiomyopathy: 'Shape Formation of Knitted Cardiac Support Mesh'
Doaa H. Elgohary  | Mona M. Salem | Tamer F. Khalifa | Nermin M. Aly | Elham A. Hassan | Ashraf A. Shamaa
Abstract: Health care sector is one of the most important sectors in our life which included the medical textiles that combined textile technology with medical science. The present work is aimed to study and evaluate the properties of weft knitted textile mesh (knitted cardiac support mesh) manufactured using two different types of yarn materials at different counts.20 & 40 denier yarn counts were used for the manufacturing nylon samples.50 denier yarn count was used for the manufacturing polyester samples. The nylon and polyester samples were produced with three different mesh sizes. Mechanical and physical tests were performed on the produced samples to investigate fabric ability to meet performance requirements, Tests results were statistically analyzed using T-test and F-test and evaluated using radar charts. For experimental application, sample (2) using yarn count (20D) with medium mesh size, it gave the best performance during execution at the surgical operation that can be interpreted due to its good ability to stretch and recover at a moderate rate, also the textile mesh light weight give the sample the ability for not loading over the myocardium. The produced samples will be used in treatment of Dilated Cardiomyopathy, in which the mesh sample will be placed around the two ventricles to prevent further dilatation and to support and reduce left ventricular wall stress.
Keywords: Technical textiles, Medical textile, Weft knitted textile mesh, Dilated Cardiomyopathy
Edition: Volume 4 Issue 10, October 2015,
Pages: 504 - 511