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A tissue supporting device, preferably a stent-like member of shape-memory alloy, that is expandable by angioplasty apparatus or the like is subsequently removable by heat recovery to its original, non-expanded configuration.

Title
Removable heat-recoverable tissue supporting device
Application Number
7/691823
Publication Number
5197978
Application Date
April 26, 1991
Publication Date
March 30, 1993
Inventor
Robert L Hess
Portola Valley
CA, US
Agent
Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis
Assignee
Advanced Coronary Technology
CA, US
IPC
A61M 29/00
A61F 2/06
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