Arterial substitutes in peripheral vascular surgery: a review.

  title={Arterial substitutes in peripheral vascular surgery: a review.},
  author={Gregory L. Moneta and J. M. Porter},
  journal={Journal of long-term effects of medical implants},
  volume={5 1},
A large proportion of general vascular surgery involves diagnosis and operative treatment of disorders of the arterial system. To a great extent, advances in the operative care of patients with arterial disease have been dependent on the development of clinically satisfactory arterial substitutes. Currently, based on extensive basic research and clinical experience, prosthetic grafts are preferred as substitutes for larger caliber arteries, while autogenous veins provide the best results as… CONTINUE READING