Platelet antagonists eliminate thromboembolic complications of small-diameter arterial prostheses.


An animal model suitable for study of the origin and method of prevention of thromboembolic complications of arterial prostheses has been developed in the rabbit. In phase I of the experiments 42 New Zealand white rabbits underwent insertion of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) aortic grafts, 10 mm in length and of 2 mm internal diameter (I.D.) (n = 17) and 3… (More)


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