The effect of adventitial vein cells on vein graft neointimal hyperplasia
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Biomedical Laboratory R&D
January 2020 -
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Veterans are disproportionately affected by peripheral artery disease (PAD) and coronary artery disease (CAD) because of high rates of tobacco use in the veteran population. Up to one-third of the saphenous vein bypass grafts performed for either PAD or CAD fail secondary to a process called neointimal hyperplasia. We have established a new model to study saphenous vein grafts by implanting human saphenous veins into immunodeficient nude rats. This model develops significant neointimal hyperplas...