Mechanical properties of abdominal aortic aneurysm wall.


There is a need to understand why and where the abdominal aortic aneurysm may rupture. Our goal therefore is to investigate whether the mechanical properties are different in different regions of the aneurysm. Aorta samples from five freshly excised whole aneurysms, > or = 5 cm in diameter, from five patients, average age 71 +/- 10 years, were subjected to… (More)