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Unformatted text preview: are largely responsible for preventing platelet attachment and thrombosis. Therefore, the endothelium is crucial to the function of the artificial blood vessel. B. What are the 2 most important mechanical properties of a tissue engineered blood vessel, and why are they important? (max 2 sentences each) (6 pts) Burst Pressure: the blood vessel must be able to withstand physiological blood pressure levels without bursting Elasticity: the blood vessel must be elastic enough to be able to deform and recover completely like elastic materials. This is important because pulsation from the heart causes blood vessels to dilate at each beat. Sample Math Question:...
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