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Table 1 Porcine pressure measurements of the aortic root and ascending aorta

From: The functional limits of the aneurysmal aortic root. A unique pressure testing apparatus

Porcine specimen aortic root Maximal pressure (mmHg) Macroscopic characteristics Porcine specimen ascending aorta only Maximal pressure (mmHg) Macroscopic characteristics
1 180 • Tissue dissection at site of pressure transducer
• Circumferential spread of dissection
1 300+ • No loss of tissue integrity
• Apparatus failure
2 200 • Tissue dissection at site of pressure transducer
• Luminal tear at coronary ostia
• Circumferential spread of dissection
2 300+ • No loss of tissue integrity
• Apparatus failure
3 220 • Tissue dissection at site of pressure transducer
• Luminal tear at coronary ostia
• Circumferential spread of dissection
3 300+ • No loss of tissue integrity
• Apparatus failure
4 200 • Tissue dissection at site of pressure transducer
• Circumferential spread of dissection
4 300+ • No loss of tissue integrity
• Apparatus failure
5 240 • Tissue dissection at site of pressure transducer
• Circumferential spread of dissection
5 300+ • No loss of tissue integrity
• Apparatus failure