Reduced elastic mismatch achieved by interposing vein cuff in expanded polytetrafluoroethylene femoral bypass decreases intimal hyperplasia.

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BACKGROUND Wall shear stress, arterial wall elasticity, and intimal hyperplasia are related. The aim of this study was to investigate the in vitro mechanical properties of ovine femoral arteries, jugular veins, and expanded polytetrafluoroethylene conduits, and to evaluate postoperative intimal hyperplasia. METHODS Arterial, venous, and ePTFE mechanical… (More)

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@article{Fischer2005ReducedEM, title={Reduced elastic mismatch achieved by interposing vein cuff in expanded polytetrafluoroethylene femoral bypass decreases intimal hyperplasia.}, author={Edmundo Ignacio Cabrera Fischer and Daniel Bia Santana and Guillermo L Cassanello and Yanina A. Z{\'o}calo and Eduardo V Crawford and Ricardo F Casas and Ricardo L. Armentano}, journal={Artificial organs}, year={2005}, volume={29 2}, pages={122-30} }