Table 2.

Measured thicknesses of intima and media at low and high transmural pressure and calculated mechanical parameters for the layered and homogeneous models

Geometrical and Mechanical Results
LayerPressure, mmHgThickness, μmAverage radial strain, %Elastic modulus, kPa
Media323.8 ± 3.6−24 ± 718.3 ± 5.4
3017.5 ± 2.5
Adventitia323.0 ± 2.7−33 ± 7182 ± 60
3014.3 ± 1.2
Whole wall351.1 ± 4.2−24 ± 681.0 ± 12.9
3037.8 ± 3.0
  • Values are means ± SE.