Protection of Saphenous Vein Graft from Arterial Pressure An Experimental Study


Kurdal A. T. , Ustundag N. , Guven A., Iskesen I., Bozkurt K., Sirin B. H.

THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGEON, vol.57, no.6, pp.333-338, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 57 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1055/s-0029-1185597
  • Title of Journal : THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGEON
  • Page Numbers: pp.333-338

Abstract

Background: Reoperations for bypass surgery increase the need for new grafts. We investigated early changes in both the normal human saphenous vein and in ectatic varicose veins externally supported by PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) graft and exposed to arterial pressure in an in vitro non-pulsatile flow model.