The mechanical performance of weft-knitted/electrospun bilayer small diameter vascular prostheses

Yu Xie, Ying Guan, Soo Hyun Kim, Martin W. King

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Abstract

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) accounts for a significant mortality rate worldwide. Autologous vessels, such as the saphenous vein and the internal mammary artery, are currently the gold standard materials for by-pass surgery. However, they may not always be available due to aging, previous harvesting or the pre-existing arterial disease. Synthetic commercial ePTFE and polyester (PET) are not suitable for small diameter vascular grafts (

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)410-418
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
Volume61
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Aug 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Biodegradable polymer
  • Collagen impregnation
  • Elastin impregnation
  • Electrospinning
  • Knitting
  • Mechanical performance
  • Vascular prosthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomaterials
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials

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