Influence of non-thermal argon plasma needle on blood coagulation

  • Kadhim A. Aadim
Keywords: Plasma treatment, blood coagulation, Plasma needle, Plasma medicine.


Non-thermal argon plasma needle at atmospheric pressure was
constructed. The experimental setup was based on a simple and low
cost electric component that generates a sufficiently high electric
field at the electrodes to ionize the argon gas which flow at
atmospheric pressure. A high AC power supply was used with 1.1
kV and 19.57 kHz. Non-thermal Argon plasma used on blood
samples to show the ability of non-thermal plasma to promote blood
coagulation. Three tests have been done to show the ability of plasma
to coagulate both normal and anti-coagulant blood. Each blood
sample has been treated for varying time from 20sec. to 180sec. at
different distances. The results of the current study showed that the
cold plasma produced from argon significantly increase the in vitro
speed of blood coagulation, the plasma increases activation and
aggregation of platelets, causes proliferation of fibroblasts and fibrin
production accelerates blood coagulation.