Quantitative Analysis of the Relationship between Blood Vessel Wall Constituents and Viscoelastic Properties: Dynamic Biomechanical and Structural In Vitro Studies in Aorta and Carotid Arteries
Illustration of the histological analysis processing stages in an ovine descending aorta. (b) Characteristic colors of the histological preparations, from left to right: elastin, smooth muscle, collagen, and the original image, where the three integrated constituents can be visualized throughout the arterial wall. (a) Similar discrimination with assigned fictional colors that allow a clearer visualization of the location of each wall constituent. Note the increase in the amount of smooth muscle and collagen with respect to the ascending aorta (Figure 3).
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