Porcine tissues have and continue to be considered as an attractive xenograft option. In order for xenografts to work, an arduous approach is necessary to qualify the grafts for biocompatibility and biomechanical features for chronic implantation. In other words, scientists, engineers, and physicians face the enduring task of selecting and testing grafts for quality and reliability. One of the most desired characteristics of any graft (or prostheses) is its ability to mimic, as close as possible, to the native tissue in form, function, and longevity.

Differences in the biomechanical properties of native tissues and replacement biomaterials (e.g., grafts) need to be well understood so as to choose potential replacements wisely and to avoid unwanted effects which can be as catastrophic as graft failure. In this investigation, we studied the comparative differences in biomechanical properties of swine and human, pericardial and aortic tissues. Though a plethora...

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