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A device to be used as a vascular stent comprising a cylindrical open-ended wire component made of a low memory metal such as copper alloy, titanium, or gold, providing a radial support from within a blood vessel after implantation therein. The coronary stent is characterized by its ability to be expanded radially to a larger diameter after initial implantation and means for causing said stent to expand to a larger diameter and a method for transporting, positioning and implantation of such coronary stent transluminarely to have said stent act as a permanent prosthesis to assure vascular patency. And method for simultaneous angioplasty and stent implant procedure.

Title
Intravascular radially expandable stent and method of implant
Application Number
7/109686
Publication Number
4886062
Application Date
October 19, 1987
Publication Date
December 12, 1989
Inventor
Dominik M Wiktor
Cranford
NJ, US
Agent
Joseph F Breimayer
Robert J Klepinski
Assignee
Medtronic
MN, US
IPC
A61M 29/02
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