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[Pros and cons of use of collagenated arterial prostheses].

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal des Maladies Vasculaires
0398-0499
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
21 Suppl A
Pages
36–40
Identifiers
PMID: 8713367
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Use of bovine collagen for collagen arterial grafts raises the problem of possible contamination with the agents causing subacute spongiform encephalopathy. The safety of these products is the confirmed by the manufacturers and the risk of contamination is practically zero. A prospective non-randomized study conducted from January 1991 to December 1992 compared non-impregnated arterial stents with collagen arterial stents. Among the parameters studied, only the amount of blood transfused was significantly different. Collagen arterial grafts generated less blood loss.

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