Tech Talks: Medical

Advanced Textile Solutions for Structural Heart Devices


Choosing the right medical textiles for cardiovascular devices used in structural heart procedures, such as transcatheter heart valve replacement or repair of left atrial appendage occlusion, requires careful consideration. Medical textiles must act as flexible conduits and barriers for preventing leakage, aid in securing the implant, and facilitate tissue growth to ensure successful integration and functionality of the implant in the body.

This Tech Talk discusses how the unique properties of select knitted, woven, and braided textiles used in cardiovascular devices meet these critical needs to enhance patient recovery and quality of life.

Topics include:

  • How experts apply advanced medical textile-forming technologies to create effective fabrics
  • Approaches to integrating advanced textiles into the device design
  • How trends such as thinner fabrics impact textile design and selection


Andrew Metzger, Director, Innovation and Program Management, Product Development, Secant Group, LLC


Lisa Arrigo, Tech Briefs Media Group