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A stent for implanting in a blood vessel following balloon angioplasty to prevent restenosis. The stent is a helical coil of a shape memory alloy tape or wire. The coil has a diameter less than that of the blood vessel in which it is to be implanted. The tape or wire has previously been wound to form a helical coil having a diameter equal to or slightly greater than the inside diameter of said blood vessel, this coil is than heated to an elevated temperature for a time sufficient to fix the shape of the second mentioned coil in the memory of the tape or wire, cooled to ambient temperature and then rewound to form the first mentioned helical coil.

Title
Stent for use following balloon angioplasty
Application Number
7/69364
Publication Number
4795458
Application Date
July 2, 1987
Publication Date
January 3, 1989
Inventor
Barrie F Regan
2260 Redington Rd., Hillsborough, 94010
CA, US
Agent
Limbach Limbach & Sutton
IPC
A61F 2/04
A61F 2/06
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