Animal models for studying vein graft failure and therapeutic interventions

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Abstract

Vein grafts have been extensively used to bypass blockages in arteries, but are themselves subject to early closure by thrombosis or later obstruction by vein graft disease (neointimal hyperplasia and remodelling). Animal models are a crucial means of testing potential therapeutic and surgical interventions to prevent graft stenosis and occlusion. This review outlines many of the animal models of vein grafting. Recent studies include targeted gene therapy to prevent acute vein graft thrombosis and the use of folic acid to limit graft failure in diabetic pigs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-126
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Opinion in Pharmacology
Volume12
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2012

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