Successful endothelialization of porcine glutaraldehyde-fixed aortic valves in a heterotopic sheep model.

@article{Gulbins2006SuccessfulEO,
  title={Successful endothelialization of porcine glutaraldehyde-fixed aortic valves in a heterotopic sheep model.},
  author={Helmut Gulbins and Anita Pritisanac and Korbinian Pieper and Angelika Goldemund and Bruno M. Meiser and B. W. Carney G. N. Cecil C. R. Evans H. J. Karwowski Reichart and Sabine H. Daebritz},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={81 4},
  pages={1472-9}
}
PURPOSE The purpose of our study was to evaluate the stability of an artificially seeded endothelial cell layer on porcine aortic prostheses under in vivo conditions in the arterial system. DESCRIPTION Ten female sheep were divided into two groups. Animals of the study group (n = 7) had dissection of their right external jugular vein for cell harvesting. Myofibroblasts and endothelial cells were labelled with PKH-26, seeded onto pretreated (10% citric acid) porcine glutaraldehyde-fixed aortic… CONTINUE READING