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A stent for implantation into a body vessel in which a cylindrical stent body coiled from a generally continuous wire with a deformable zig-zag structure is provided with means for preventing the stent body from stretching along its longitudinal axis. This stent is especially useful when implanting very long stents by means of balloon expansion.

Title
Intravascular stent
Application Number
109686
Publication Number
5133732
Application Date
March 22, 1989
Publication Date
July 28, 1992
Inventor
Dominik M Wiktor
Cranford
NJ, US
Agent
Harold R Patton
Daniel W Latham
Assignee
Medtronic
MN, US
IPC
A61F 2/06
A61N 29/02
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