Estimated in vivo postnatal surface growth patterns of the ovine main pulmonary artery and ascending aorta.

@article{Fata2013EstimatedIV,
  title={Estimated in vivo postnatal surface growth patterns of the ovine main pulmonary artery and ascending aorta.},
  author={Bahar Fata and Danielle Gottlieb and John E. Mayer and Michael S. Sacks},
  journal={Journal of biomechanical engineering},
  year={2013},
  volume={135 7},
  pages={
          71010-12
        }
}
Delineating the normal postnatal development of the pulmonary artery (PA) and ascending aorta (AA) can inform our understanding of congenital abnormalities, as well as pulmonary and systolic hypertension. We thus conducted the following study to delineate the PA and AA postnatal growth deformation characteristics in an ovine model. MR images were obtained from endoluminal surfaces of 11 animals whose ages ranged from 1.5 months/15.3 kg mass (very young) to 12 months/56.6 kg mass (adult). A… 

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