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Postsurgical changes in arterial compliance.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6732489     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Mismatch in elasticity between artery and graft, a possible contributing factor to graft failure, has traditionally been believed to be caused by the graft. Compliance of the artery and/or graft may change after surgery, resulting in a different compliance mismatch. To study the arterial contribution to compliance mismatch, we measured compliance-pressure (CP) curves noninvasively in the femoral arteries of five dogs. One femoral artery was then simply exposed, and the incision was closed. Repeated CP curves were obtained after 24 hours, and after 1, 2, 3, and 4 weeks. Compliance remained normal after 24 hours, but by one week compliance of the dissected arteries had dropped significantly at all pressures between 70 and 120 mm Hg. Compliance reached a minimum after two weeks and remained low until after four weeks. Postsurgical arterial stiffening causes a significant decrease of arterial-graft compliance mismatch and may suggest an upper limit for synthetic graft compliance.
J E Hasson; J Megerman; W M Abbott
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of surgery (Chicago, Ill. : 1960)     Volume:  119     ISSN:  0004-0010     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Surg     Publication Date:  1984 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-07-20     Completed Date:  1984-07-20     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9716528     Medline TA:  Arch Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  788-91     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure
Femoral Artery / physiology,  surgery*
Postoperative Period
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