About the Authors

Khalid Bashar

khalidbashar@rcsi.ie

Affiliation Department of vascular surgery, University Hospital Limerick, Limerick, Ireland

Donagh Healy

Affiliation Department of vascular surgery, University Hospital Limerick, Limerick, Ireland

Leonard D. Browne

Affiliation Centre for Applied Biomedical Engineering Research (CABER), Department of Mechanical, Aeronautical & Biomedical Engineering, Materials and Surface Science Institute, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland

Elrasheid A. H. Kheirelseid

Affiliation Department of vascular surgery, University Hospital Limerick, Limerick, Ireland

Michael T. Walsh

Affiliation Centre for Applied Biomedical Engineering Research (CABER), Department of Mechanical, Aeronautical & Biomedical Engineering, Materials and Surface Science Institute, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland

Mary Clarke –. Moloney

Affiliation Department of vascular surgery, University Hospital Limerick, Limerick, Ireland

Paul E. Burke

Affiliation Department of vascular surgery, University Hospital Limerick, Limerick, Ireland

Eamon G. Kavanagh

Affiliation Department of vascular surgery, University Hospital Limerick, Limerick, Ireland

Stewart Redmond Walsh

Affiliation Department of surgery, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: KB DH EK SRW MCM PB EK MW LB. Performed the experiments: KB DH EK SRW MCM PB EK MW LB. Analyzed the data: KB DH EK SRW MCM PB EK MW. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: KB DH. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: KB DH EK SRW MCM PB EK MW LB.