Effects of age on the physiological and mechanical characteristics of human femoropopliteal arteries.

@article{Kamenskiy2015EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of age on the physiological and mechanical characteristics of human femoropopliteal arteries.},
  author={Alexey Kamenskiy and Iraklis I. Pipinos and Yuris A. Dzenis and Nicholas Y Phillips and Anastasia Desyatova and Justin Kitson and Robert E S Bowen and Jason N Mactaggart},
  journal={Acta biomaterialia},
  year={2015},
  volume={11},
  pages={
          304-13
        }
}
Surgical and interventional therapies for peripheral artery disease (PAD) are notorious for high rates of failure. Interactions between the artery and repair materials play an important role, but comprehensive data describing the physiological and mechanical characteristics of human femoropopliteal arteries are not available. Fresh femoropopliteal arteries were obtained from 70 human subjects (13-79 years old), and in situ vs. excised arterial lengths were measured. Circumferential and… CONTINUE READING