Funding for this research was provided by:
Rebecca L. Cooper Medical Research Foundation
Received: 14 February 2019
Accepted: 19 August 2019
First Online: 4 September 2019
Compliance with Ethical Standards
: Tawar Qaradakhi, Laura K. Gadanec, Alex B. Tacey, David L. Hare, Brian F. Buxton, Vasso Apostoloppoulos, Itamar Levinger and Anthony Zulli declare that they have no conflict of interest. These authors also declare no competing financial interests.
: The study was approved by the Austin Hospital Medical Research Ethics Committee and followed institutional guidelines that conform with the Declaration of Helsinki.
: Patients gave informed consent to collect discarded arteries.