2015
DOI: 10.1115/1.4031810
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Abstract: Currently, end-to-end anastomosis of blood vessels is performed using suturing, which is time consuming, expensive, and subject to large degrees of human error. One promising alternative is a ring–pin coupling device. This device has been shown to be useful for venous anastomosis, but lacks the versatility necessary for arterial applications. The purpose of this study was to optimize a vascular coupling design that could be used for arteries and veins of various sizes. To achieve this, finite-element (FE) anal…

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