Remodeling and elasticity changes in human vein grafts

J. G. Jacot, Ibrahim Abdullah, M. Belkin, M. C. Donaldson, A. D. Whittemore, M. S. Conte

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Abstract

Duplex ultrasound measurements of patients (N=65) undergoing lower extremity bypass with autologous veins were taken at surgery and multiple times after surgery. Changes in lumen diameter were correlated with changes in external graft diameter (p<0.001) but not with wall area. Changes in lumen diameter were also negatively correlated with initial lumen diameter (p<0.05). Grafts showed a marked increase in wall elastic modulus between 1 and 3 months postoperatively. In this same time, graft wall tension decreased to a level not significantly different to that in the normal superficial femoral artery (SFA). These results suggest complex remodeling of vein grafts with wall growth that alleviates wall tension, independent from changes in lumenal diameter.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1325-1326
Number of pages2
JournalAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
Volume2
StatePublished - Dec 1 2002
EventProceedings of the 2002 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology 24th Annual Conference and the 2002 Fall Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES / EMBS) - Houston, TX, United States
Duration: Oct 23 2002Oct 26 2002

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Elasticity
Grafts
Veins
Transplants
Surgery
Elastic Modulus
Femoral Artery
Lower Extremity
Elastic moduli
Ultrasonics
Growth

Keywords

  • Elasticity
  • Vascular remodeling
  • Vein grafts

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering

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Jacot, J. G., Abdullah, I., Belkin, M., Donaldson, M. C., Whittemore, A. D., & Conte, M. S. (2002). Remodeling and elasticity changes in human vein grafts. Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings, 2, 1325-1326.

Remodeling and elasticity changes in human vein grafts. / Jacot, J. G.; Abdullah, Ibrahim; Belkin, M.; Donaldson, M. C.; Whittemore, A. D.; Conte, M. S.

In: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings, Vol. 2, 01.12.2002, p. 1325-1326.

Research output: Contribution to journalConference article

Jacot, JG, Abdullah, I, Belkin, M, Donaldson, MC, Whittemore, AD & Conte, MS 2002, 'Remodeling and elasticity changes in human vein grafts', Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings, vol. 2, pp. 1325-1326.
Jacot JG, Abdullah I, Belkin M, Donaldson MC, Whittemore AD, Conte MS. Remodeling and elasticity changes in human vein grafts. Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings. 2002 Dec 1;2:1325-1326.
Jacot, J. G. ; Abdullah, Ibrahim ; Belkin, M. ; Donaldson, M. C. ; Whittemore, A. D. ; Conte, M. S. / Remodeling and elasticity changes in human vein grafts. In: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings. 2002 ; Vol. 2. pp. 1325-1326.
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