Medical devices

If you need stitches or heart surgery, you might be interested in knowing that bioabsorbable sutures (stitches) and cardiac stents (little tubes to keep blocked arteries open) may be made of corn-derived plastics. The stents are not yet on the market in Canada but the sutures are. I don’t know if these materials have enough corn in them to cause a reaction, but I would rather opt for removable stitches or a metal stent rather than risk having a reaction in an already wounded part of my body.