Impact of current cryopreservation procedures on mechanical and functional properties of human aortic homografts.

@article{Langerak2001ImpactOC,
  title={Impact of current cryopreservation procedures on mechanical and functional properties of human aortic homografts.},
  author={Susan E Langerak and Maarten Groenink and Ernst E. van der Wall and Claes Wassenaar and Ed Vanbavel and Mark C P M van Baal and Jos A. E. Spaan},
  journal={Transplant international : official journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation},
  year={2001},
  volume={14 4},
  pages={248-55}
}
We evaluated the impact f standard cryopreservation on mechanical and functional properties of human aortic homografts. From 14 human heart-valve donors, the thoracic descending aorta was obtained. Effects of cryopreservation on mechanical (elastic properties and breaking stress) and smooth muscle cell (SMC) and endothelium function were tested… CONTINUE READING