Published in Hospital Business Week, April 8th, 2007
The developers hope it will offer surgeons carrying out bypass operations an alternative to relying on blood vessels taken from the patient's body.
It is hoped it could be made available to patients within a year.
In theory the device could help millions of people who suffer from peripheral arterial disease.
The condition develops when fatty material builds up, and begins to narrow the blood vessels.
It can lead to serious mobility problems and, in very severe cases, the need for...
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