Vascular Surgery (Tsilimparis) 1

Department / Institute
Vascular Surgery
Subject area
Fenestrated Endovascular Aortic Repair
Project title
“In Vitro” evaluation of the degree of optimal oversizing of aortic stent-grafts in native and prosthetic landing zones in complex aortic procedures
Name of supervisor
Nikolaos Tsilimparis
Number of open positions
Language requirements
Proficiency in English (written and spoken)
Academic requirements
Masters degree in Medicine or Bioengineering
Project time plan
Full Doctoral Study-Model: 36 or 48 months

Project description

The project is a pre-clinical (“bench”) study analyzing the optimal degree of oversizing of aortic stent grafts in different conditions, including native vessel, prosthetic grafts, different angulations, diameters and different flow dynamics.

The project will start by optimizing and pre-clinical model already under development and which has been used for a pilot study. After the model development, different studies will be performed according to different conditions the group intends to evaluate.

The ultimate goal is to increase the current understanding on aortic endograft behavior in order to improve deployment safety and repair durability.

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