In Vivo Cardiovascular Models

Authored by: B. H. Walpoth , O. M. Hess

Encyclopedia of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, Second Edition

Print publication date:  May  2008
Online publication date:  May  2008

Print ISBN: 9781420078022
eBook ISBN: 9781498761437
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-EBBE2-120007327

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Abstract

Synthetic vascular grafts are increasingly used for replacement of medium and large arteries. This entry is focused on the goals of these models, including testing new synthetic or biological materials, studying blood or tissue compatibility, assess rejection and healing processes, and evaluating genetically modified xenografts.

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