Jason N. MacTaggart

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Patch angioplasty is the most common technique used for the performance of carotid endarterectomy. A large number of patching materials are available for use while new materials are being continuously developed. Surprisingly little is known about the mechanical properties of these materials and how these properties compare with those of the carotid artery(More)
UNLABELLED In situ longitudinal (axial) pre-stretch (LPS) plays a fundamental role in the mechanics of the femoropopliteal artery (FPA). It conserves energy during pulsation and prevents buckling of the artery during limb movement. We investigated how LPS is affected by demographics and risk factors, and how these patient characteristics associate with the(More)
Patch angioplasty is the most common technique used for the performance of carotid endarterectomy. A large number of materials are available, but little is known to aid the surgeon in choosing a patch while caring for a patient with carotid disease. The objective of this study was to investigate biomechanics of the carotid artery (CA) repaired with patch(More)
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