Reverse tapered vs. straight PTFE (Gore-Tex) grafts in dogs.


Reversed Autogenous Saphenous Vein (RASV) remains the material of choice in infrainguinal arterial bypass. A characteristic of RASV not seen in other grafts is its reverse tapered (RT) configuration. The purpose of this study was to investigate this geometric configuration. Straight 6 mm PTFE (gore-tex) grafts (SG) and 4-7 mm reverse tapered PTFE (gore-tex… (More)