ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
TURKISH JOURNAL OF
THORACIC AND
CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Effect of Fetal Calf Serum on the Fibroblast Viability of Fresh Aortic Heterografts
Serdar AKGÜN, Ali CİVELEK, Selim İŞBİR, Koray AK, *Emel DEMİRALP
Marmara Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, İstanbul, Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı
*Hematoloji Bilim Dalı
The present study examines the effect of fetal calf serum on the fibroblast viability of fresh antibiotic sterilized aortic heterografts.

Aortic valves of forty-two ristar rats are examined in three (control, Hank’s and fetal calf solutions) groups. Each group is divided into three groups according to the time scale (48, 96 and 196 hours). Fibroblast viability is measured by fow cytometric assay.

Statistical analysis revealed better fibroblast viability especially in 48 and 96 hours. Fetal calf serum has additive effects on the viability of fibroblasts. Fetal calf serum cen be used as an alternative solution than the other ones fors fresh antibiotic sterilized aortic allografts.

Fetal calf serum has additive effects on the viability of fibroblasts. Fetal calf serum can be used as an alternative solution than the other ones for fresh antibiotic sterilized aortic allografts.

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