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A prosthesis for transluminal implantation comprising a flexible tubular body which has a diameter that is variable by axial movement of the ends of the body relative to each other and which is composed of several individual rigid but flexible thread elements each of which extends in helix configuration with the center line of the body as a common axis, a number of elements having the same direction of winding but being axially displaced relative to each other crossing a number of elements also axially displaced relative to each other but having the opposite direction of winding; and method for transluminal implantation.

Title
Prosthesis comprising an expansible or contractile tubular body
Application Number
6/571549
Publication Number
4655771
Application Date
December 7, 1983
Publication Date
April 7, 1987
Inventor
Hans I Wallsten
Denens
CH
Agent
Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis
Assignee
Shepherd Patents
CH
IPC
A61F 2/06
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