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A cylindrical shaped stent to prevent arterial acute closure and subsequent restenosis formed of longitudinal wires of biocompatible metal. The wires are welded together in pairs at alternate ends with each pair of wires bent into a V-section. The wires are all formed into a cylinder welded closed to form the stent. The stent is compressed and loaded into an outer catheter by a special tool. The stent is positioned and released for self expansion in situ by an inner catheter. A guide wire through both assists in threading the catheters through blood vessels.

Title
Compressive stent and delivery system
Application Number
7/208252
Publication Number
4830003
Application Date
June 17, 1988
Publication Date
May 16, 1989
Inventor
Alain Cribier
76150 Maromme, Maromme
FR
Brice Letac
134 rue du Renard, 76.000 Roven
FR
Creg W Dance
812 Benton St., Anoka, 55303
MN, US
Rodney G Wolff
468 W. Eagle Lake Dr., Maple Grove, 55369
MN, US
IPC
A61M 29/00
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