Tissue engineering of vascular grafts

  title={Tissue engineering of vascular grafts},
  author={DVM H. Bergmeister and Magdalena Strobl and Dipl.-Ing. C. Grasl and Ao.Univ. Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. R. Liska and Ao.Univ. Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. H. Schima},
  journal={European Surgery},
There is a considerable clinical need for a sufficient prosthetic small-diameter substitute which can compete with autologous vessels. Currently used synthetic materials have a poor performance due to high thrombogeneicity and development of intimal hyperplasia. Tissue engineering is an interesting alternative approach for vascular graft fabrication. We… CONTINUE READING