Figure 3: In Vivo Experimental Design in a Rat Model of Abdominal Aortic Replacement

(A) Schematic of in vivo implantation procedure in rat. (B) Silk and (C) expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) control grafts at implantation and at the explantation time points of 6 and 24 weeks. (D) Kaplan-Meier curve depicting graft survival of silk (blue) and ePTFE (red). n = 21 and 22 for silk and ePTFE grafts, respectively.



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