Author(s): Seifalian AM, Tiwari A, Hamilton G, Salacinski HJ
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Abstract In patients requiring coronary or peripheral vascular bypass procedures, autogenous vein is currently the conduit of choice. If this is unavailable, then a prosthetic material is used. Prosthetic graft is liable to fail due to occlusion of the graft. To prevent graft occlusion, seeding of the graft lumen with endothelial cells is undertaken. Recent advances have also looked at developing a completely artificial biological graft engineered from the patient's cells with properties similar to autogenous vessels. This review encompasses the developments in the two principal technologies used in developing hybrid coronary and peripheral vascular bypass grafts, that is, seeding and tissue engineering.
This article was published in Artif Organs
and referenced in Journal of Gerontology & Geriatric Research