Thermal Injury Prediction During Cryoplasty Through In Vitro Characterization of Smooth Muscle Cell Biophysics and Viability

@article{Balasubramanian2007ThermalIP,
  title={Thermal Injury Prediction During Cryoplasty Through In Vitro Characterization of Smooth Muscle Cell Biophysics and Viability},
  author={Saravana Kumar Balasubramanian and Ramji T. Venkatasubramanian and Arjun Menon and John C. Bischof},
  journal={Annals of Biomedical Engineering},
  year={2007},
  volume={36},
  pages={86-101}
}
Restenosis in peripheral arteries is a major health care problem in the United States. Typically, 30–40% of angioplasties result in restenosis and hence alternative treatment techniques are being actively investigated. Cryoplasty, a novel technique involving simultaneous stretching and freezing of the peripheral arteries (e.g., femoral, iliac, popliteal) using a cryogen-filled balloon catheter, has shown the potential to combat restenosis. However, evaluation of the thermal and biophysical… CONTINUE READING

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