Vascular replacement using a layered elastin-collagen vascular graft in a porcine model: one week patency versus one month occlusion.

Abstract

A persistent clinical demand exists for a suitable arterial prosthesis. In this study, a vascular conduit mimicking the native 3-layered artery, and constructed from the extracellular matrix proteins type I collagen and elastin, was evaluated for its performance as a blood vessel equivalent. A tubular 3-layered graft (elastin-collagen-collagen) was prepared… (More)
DOI: 10.1080/15476278.2015.1038448

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