A method of crimping a stent to a support element is disclosed, the method comprising: positioning a polymeric stent around a support element; heating the stent, wherein the heated stent is above ambient temperature; and allowing the heated stent to radially contract onto the support element, wherein the heated stent radially contracts at least partially due to heating the stent.

Title
Method Of Crimping A Polymeric Stent
Application Number
12/814266
Publication Number
20100242254
Application Date
June 11, 2010
Publication Date
September 30, 2010
Inventor
Patrick Wu
Mountain View
CA, US
Bin Huang
Pleasanton
CA, US
Agent
Squire Sanders & Dempsey
CA, US
IPC
B23P 11/02
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