A preliminary test of the mock circulatory system has been performed on a pig aorta harvested in a local slaughterhouse. The goal of the experiment was the feasibile assessment of the ex-vivo samples to the pulsatile hydraulic loop. Such a preliminary test is the base for further investigation of more complex and realistic situation, e.g., stent graft delivery in the aorta. Special acknowledgement: Dr. S Trimarchi, Dr. F. Secchi and medical student staff to support the surgical repair and preparation of the aortic sample.


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