This paper illustrates the evolution of our knowledge of arterial mechanics from our
initial research works up to the present time. Several techniques focusing on this topic in terms of
our experience are discussed. An interdisciplinary team composed by different institutions from
Argentina, Uruguay, France and Spain was created to conduct research, to train human resources
and to fulfill the inevitable social role of gaining access to technological innovation to improve
Keywords: Arterial wall, vascular mechanics, elastin, collagen, smooth muscle, endothelium.
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