The effects of freezing versus supercooling on vascular cells: implications for balloon cryoplasty.

@article{Basco2010TheEO,
  title={The effects of freezing versus supercooling on vascular cells: implications for balloon cryoplasty.},
  author={Maria Theresa G Basco and Wai-ki Yiu and Stephen W K Cheng and Bauer E. Sumpio},
  journal={Journal of vascular and interventional radiology : JVIR},
  year={2010},
  volume={21 6},
  pages={910-5}
}
PURPOSE To investigate the effects of supercooling, a phase whereby cells are below 0 degrees C but still in a liquid state, and freezing, the phase when cells become solid, of vascular cells in culture. MATERIALS AND METHODS Bovine aortic endothelial cells and smooth muscle cells were supercooled to -10 degrees C with or without freezing for 3, 30, or 60… CONTINUE READING