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Biomechanical Comparison of Human and Swine Cardiovascular Tissues1

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Ashish Singal

Department of Biomedical Engineering,
Surgery, Cardiovascular Medicine,
University of Minnesota,
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Paul A. Iaizzo

Department of Biomedical Engineering,
Surgery, Integrative Biology and Physiology,
Institute for Engineering in Medicine,
Minneapolis, MN 55455

DOI: 10.1115/1.4033114Manuscript received March 1, 2016; final manuscript received March 16, 2016; published online May 12, 2016. Editor: William Durfee.

J. Med. Devices 10(2), 020902 (May 12, 2016) (2 pages) Paper No: MED-16-1054; doi: 10.1115/1.4033114 History: Received March 01, 2016; Revised March 16, 2016

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References

Singal, A. , Soule, C. L. , and Iaizzo, P. A. , 2014, “ Measurement of Biomechanical Properties of Tissues Under Uniaxial Stress,” ASME J. Med. Devices, 8(2), p. 020906. [CrossRef]

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Fig. 1

Separation of fibrous human pericardium (a) followed by tissue bundle preparation (b) with suture knots tied at both ends (c) and undergoing uniaxial tensile test (d)

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Inner endoaortic endothelial (a) and outer epiaortic (b) surfaces of human aorta with excess fat removed/dissected. Freshly prepared aortic tissue bundle (c) undergoing uniaxial tensile test (d).

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Swine (a) and human (b) pericardium. Swine (c) and human (d) aorta.

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Comparison of avulsion forces of pericardium and aorta, where statistically significant differences (p < 0.05) were observed in both species (swine and human)

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Comparison of elastic moduli of pericardium and aorta, where statistically significant differences (p < 0.05) were observed in both species (swine and human)

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