Fresh frozen human cadavers for endovascular simulation | Experimental data
To investigate the feasibility of a fresh frozen human cadaver model for research and training of endovascular image guided procedures in the aorta and lower extremity. This assessment is based on our institute’s experiences throughout the use of six fresh frozen human cadaver torsos and 22 lower extremities. And focusses mainly on vascular patency and presence of atherosclerotic plaque. Data includes: S1 dataset: Baseline characteristics of body donors. Sex and age of the donated specimens. S2 dataset: Target vessel cannulation success. Table summarizing target vessel cannulation success in all specimens, including the visibility of the target vessel on angiography and visible calcifications. - Target vessel cannulation succes is defined as: successful cannulation of the artery of interest with guidewire. - Patent on angiogram is defined as: contrast-enhanced arterial lumen of the artery of interest. At least 5cm of the artery of interest should be visible. - Visible calcifications is defined as: moderate to severely calcified regions near the ostium of the target vessel visible on preprocedural computed tomography imaging. More background and guidance on this scoring is found in the supporting information of this article at Plos One (S1 Table and S2 Table).