05037427 is referenced by 359 patents and cites 8 patents.

Disclosed are an instrument for expanding a tubular organ such as a blood vessel and for keeping the tubular organ expanded for a predetermined period of time, and a catheter for mounting said instrument at a desired position within the tubular organ, said catheter being capable of moving and recovering the instrument mounted within the tubular organ. The instrument is formed of a two-way shape memory alloy and expands or shrinks in the radial direction, in accordance with changes in temperature. At least one side hole is formed at the distal end portion of the catheter, on which the instrument is detachably mounted.

Title
Method of implanting a stent within a tubular organ of a living body and of removing same
Application Number
440513
Publication Number
5037427
Application Date
October 30, 1990
Publication Date
August 6, 1991
Inventor
Masakiyo Nobuyoshi
Kitakyushu
JP
Kyuta Sagae
Fuji
JP
Fumiaki Harada
Fuji
JP
Agent
Frishauf Holtz Goodman & Woodward
Assignee
Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha
JP
IPC
A61B 17/00
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