Vasml ar Graft. A fibroblast is shown migrating through the highly-porous thin film (human explant, A-V shunt, 4 years duration, H & E stain).
Strong, yet supple; bloodtight, yet porous -- the GORE-TEX®Vascular Graft is a complex replacement in a complex system. PTFE for the GORE-TEXVascular Graft undergoes a longitudinal expansion process forming the node-and-fibril structure of the graft wall. A thin, highly-porous PTFE film is then circurnferentially applied to the graft's outer surface. This reinforces the walt -- acting in m u c h the same way as the adventitia of the natural vessel. Only GORE-TEX Vascular Grafts are fabricated in this manner, resulting in: ~r Superior handling -- as exemplified by the suppleness of the Thin Wailed GORE-TEX Vascular Graft. ~ Unexcelled multi-directional strength-to resist suture pullout, aneurysm, bursting or "zippering." ~ Porosity, inertness and biocompatibility to allow cellular ingrowth and prom o t e first-rate performance.
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