A new, all silicone rubber small vessel prosthesis.

  title={A new, all silicone rubber small vessel prosthesis.},
  author={Robert L. Whalen and Ricardo Cardona and Adrian Kantrowitz},
  journal={ASAIO journal},
  volume={38 3},
A new small vessel prosthesis composed entirely of silicone rubber was developed. The new prosthesis has a trilaminar wall structure consisting of: 1) a porous blood contacting layer designed to promote the deposition of a pseudoneointima (PNI) from blood flowing over the surface; 2) a solid middle layer the thickness of which is adjusted to provide… CONTINUE READING