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Tear propagation in isolated, pressurized porcine thoracic aortas.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Canadian Journal of Cardiology
0828-282X
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
15
Issue
5
Pages
569–575
Identifiers
PMID: 10350667
Source
Medline

Abstract

Dissections can propagate at pressures that could be reached under physiological and certainly pathological conditions. The initial tear requires pressures that are too high to create biologically except with trauma. The leading edge of the dissection appears to be very sharp and likely explains why the dissection propagates at relatively low pressures. Tear depth does not affect the results.

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