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A stent for reinforcing a vessel wall is constructed from a single elongated wire. The wire is first bent into a series of tight bends. The wire is then further bent into a sequence of loops that are connected by half hitch junctions and interconnections which are either aligned or spiral around a circumference of the stent. The completed stent forms a cylindrical form which can be expanded from a initial diameter to a larger implanted diameter by application of a radially outward force from a balloon catheter or the like.

Title
Endovascular stent apparatus and method
Application Number
7/295129
Publication Number
4856516
Application Date
January 9, 1989
Publication Date
August 15, 1989
Inventor
Richard A Hillstead
Hollywood
FL, US
Agent
Watts Hoffman Fisher & Heinke Co
Assignee
Cordis Corporation
FL, US
IPC
A61F 2/06
A61M 29/00
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