Table 3.

Summary of orientation analysis statistics for the three distinct fibrous networks at two pressure increments

3 mmHg30 mmHg
AEFIELCollAEFIELColl
Peak position, deg91.3 ± 2.0888.0 ± 1.195.3 ± 4.196.6 ± 3.289.5 ± 2.094.9 ± 4.6
Full width Half max, deg21.8 ± 3.115.7 ± 1.962.8 ± 10.525.5 ± 2.629.7 ± 7.382.8 ± 14.3
Min-to-max ratio, AU2,385 ± 1,304571 ± 446172 ± 1542,401 ± 2,173205 ± 115130 ± 121
  • Values are means ± SE. AEF, adventitial elastic fibers; IEL, internal elastic layer; Coll, fibrous collagen; Min, minimum; Max, maximum; AU, arbitrary units.