In this experimental study, autogenous venous grafts implanted in the aorta and iliac and femoral arteries of dogs with hypercholesterolemia, induced by a standardized atherogenic regimen, developed diffusely severe atheroma and appeared to be even more susceptible to atheroma than autogenous aortic grafts, Dacron tubes, or the undisturbed arteries of the host.
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