Improving small-diameter vascular grafts: From the application of an endothelial cell lining to the construction of atissue-engineered blood vessel

J. M.M. Heyligers*, C. H.P. Arts, H. J.M. Verhagen, Ph G. De Groot, F. L. Moll

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articleAcademicpeer-review

64 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

One of the main reasons why vascular reconstruction with synthetic small-diameter grafts has limited success is the absence of endothelial cells. To improve the outcome of nonvenous vascular bypass surgery, cell seeding of vascular grafts and other tissue-engineering techniques were developed. In this article, an overview is given of the artificial blood vessel as an alternative for venous vascular bypass surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)448-456
Number of pages9
JournalAnnals of Vascular Surgery
Volume19
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2005
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Improving small-diameter vascular grafts: From the application of an endothelial cell lining to the construction of atissue-engineered blood vessel'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this