J Mech Behav Biomed Mater 2021 Mar 30;119:104459. Epub 2021 Mar 30.
Center for Innovation in Neuroscience and Technology, Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, USA; McKelvey School of Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, USA; Section of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, USA. Electronic address:
Endovascular catheter-based technologies have revolutionized the treatment of complex vascular pathology. Catheters and endovascular devices that can be maneuvered through tortuous arterial anatomy have enabled minimally invasive treatment in the peripheral arterial system. Although mechanical factors drive an interventionalist's choice of catheters and sheaths, these decisions are mostly made qualitative and based on personal experience and procedural pattern recognition. Read More