A Comparative Histopathological Study of Heparin Coated and Uncoated Polytetrafluoroethylene Shunts in Children With Congenital Heart Defect.

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OBJECTIVE Recently, heparin coated polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) shunts are available and are believed to improve inherent shunt problems such as thrombosis and excessive and incomplete neointima formation or occlusion. We aimed at comparing the potential histopathological differences in the neointima (in) between uncoated (UCS) PTFE shunts and heparin… (More)
DOI: 10.1177/2150135114524003

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