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A stent for reinforcing a vessel wall is disclosed. The stent is constructed from a single elongated wire. The wire is first bent into a series of tight bends. The wire is then rolled around a mandrel to create junctions of wire which are permanently adhered. The completed stent forms a cylindrical form which can be expanded from an initial diameter to a larger implanted diameter by application of a radially outward force from a balloon catheter or the like.

Title
Endovascular stent and method
Application Number
7/650699
Publication Number
5135536
Application Date
February 5, 1991
Publication Date
August 4, 1992
Inventor
Richard A Hillstead
Miami
FL, US
Agent
Watts Hoffmann Fisher & Heinke Co
Assignee
Cordis Corporation
FL, US
IPC
A61F 2/04
A61F 2/06
A61M 29/00
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