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Procedure for Human Saphenous Veins Ex Vivo Perfusion and External Reinforcement
 

Procedure for Human Saphenous Veins Ex Vivo Perfusion and External Reinforcement

Article doi: 10.3791/52079
October 1st, 2014

Summary October 1st, 2014

The mechanisms leading to the development of intimal hyperplasia (IH) and vein graft failure are still poorly understood. This study describes an ex vivo system to perfuse human veins under controlled flow and pressure. Furthermore the efficiency of external mesh reinforcement to limit the development of IH was evaluated.

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