Aortic aneurysms have been a significant issue within the vascular surgical field. Two main surgical repair procedures have been developed over time to treat these aneurysms: open repair and endovascular repair. The endovascular method is often preferred, as it reduces the amount of aortic clamp time and physiological insult to the body, effectively reducing the risk of life-threatening complications. The drawback of this endovascular surgical method, however, is that it may not be as durable as an open surgical repair, especially in terms of branch vessel patency.

Historically, clinical trials have been the best method to determine patency, life expectancy, and other postoperative conditions based on new bridging stent configurations. Though these trials are the most realistic form of experimental testing, they are not ideal because they use a human body as the testing mechanism. Laboratory experimental tests are not particularly feasible because of the...

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