Post-implant evaluation of the anastomotic biomechanical coupling between human native arteries and arterial cryografts implanted in lower-limb revascularization procedures

Department of Physiology - School of Medicine, Universidad de la República (CUiiDARTE), Montevideo, Uruguay.
Conference proceedings: ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Conference 08/2010; 2010:3590. DOI: 10.1109/IEMBS.2010.5627454
Source: PubMed


In the past, the reduced availability and problems with the preservation/storage limited the use of cryopreserved /defrosted arteries (cryografts) in lower limb revascularization procedures. However, the recent development of cryopreservation techniques enhanced cryografts availability and value, and renewed the interest in their use as vascular substitutes. Anyway, some issues related with the cryografts properties and with their usefulness remain to be clarified.

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