0800801-A1 is referenced by 136 patents and cites 6 patents.

The invention is directed to an expandable stent (10) for implanting in a body lumen, such as a coronary artery. The stent has an open lattice structure and is constructed so that at least one end section (36,38) has a thicker cross-section and corresponding greater radial strength than the remaining sections of the stent.

Title
Stent having varied amounts of structural strength along its length
Application Number
EP19960305703 19960801
Publication Number
0800801 (A1)
Application Date
August 1, 1996
Publication Date
October 15, 1997
Inventor
Turnlund Todd H
US
Limon Timothy A
US
Assignee
Advanced Cardiovascular System
US
IPC
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