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Regeneration of Blood Vessels

  • Kai Wang
  • Weilong Cui
  • Yongzhen Wei
  • Meifeng Zhu
  • Qiang Zhao
  • Deling KongEmail author
Chapter

Abstract

Various factors influence vascular regeneration and their long-term patency and function. These factors include the polymers’ degradation and elasticity, the scaffolds’ structure, and necessary functional modification to the scaffolds. This chapter will introduce the commonly used polymers in vascular grafts, fabrication of polymeric vascular grafts, functional modification of vascular grafts, and in vivo application of vascular grafts.

Keywords

Vascular grafts Polymers Fabrication Degradation Tissue regeneration 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kai Wang
    • 1
  • Weilong Cui
    • 1
  • Yongzhen Wei
    • 1
  • Meifeng Zhu
    • 1
  • Qiang Zhao
    • 1
  • Deling Kong
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.College of Life SciencesNankai UniversityTianjinChina

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