Multidisciplinary approach is necessary to study the long term behaviour of polyethylene terephthalate vascular prostheses in humans

E. Urban, Nabil Chakfe, S. Cottin Bizonne, J. F. Le Magnen, J. G. Kretz, G. Zollner, B. Durand

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Abstract

A new method for testing the degradation of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) vascular prostheses that combines traction, torsion, flexion and pressure to provide a more realistic simulation of the stresses that prostheses undergo is developed. The tests starts before implantation through mechanical testing, consistent with the standards, followed by spiral computed tomography angiography (CTA) during implantation and finally, through structural observation, biochemical study, mechanical and physico-chemical characterization after implantation of explanted grafts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
StatePublished - Dec 1 1996
EventProceedings of the 1996 5th World Biomaterials Congress. Part 2 (of 2) - Toronto, Can
Duration: May 29 1996Jun 2 1996

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1996 5th World Biomaterials Congress. Part 2 (of 2)
CityToronto, Can
Period5/29/966/2/96

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)

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