Patency and structural changes in cryopreserved arterial grafts used as vessel substitutes in the rat.

@article{Pascual2005PatencyAS,
  title={Patency and structural changes in cryopreserved arterial grafts used as vessel substitutes in the rat.},
  author={Gemma Pascual and Silvia Esperanza Flores Martinez and Marta Salda{\~n}a Rodr{\'i}guez and Natalia Serrano and Juan Manuel Bell{\'o}n and Julia Buj{\'a}n},
  journal={The Journal of surgical research},
  year={2005},
  volume={124 2},
  pages={297-304}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the patency and structural changes that occur in the short- and mid-term when cryopreserved syngenic arterial grafts are implanted in an experimental animal model. MATERIAL AND METHODS Segments of iliac artery from the Spraque-Dawley rat were cryopreserved in a biological freezer according a controlled, computerized freezing protocol whereby the specimens are cooled at a rate of 1 degrees C/min. After storage at -145 degrees C in liquid N2 vapor for 30 days, the… CONTINUE READING