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An intraluminal stent includes a continuous helix of zig-zag wire and loops which connect adjacent apices of the wire. The stent is compressible and self-expandable substantially to a pre-compressed configuration. A method of forming the stent includes bending a length of wire into a zig-zag configuration and a helix and connecting adjacent apices of the wire. A method implanting this stent includes compressing the stent radially, implanting it in a predetermined location of a body vessel, and allowing it to recoil to the configuration it had before compression.

Title
Intraluminal stent
Application Number
7/839911
Publication Number
5405377
Application Date
February 21, 1992
Publication Date
April 11, 1995
Inventor
Andrew H Cragg
Bloomington
MN, US
Agent
Tilton Fallon Lungmus & Chestnut
Assignee
EndoTech
GB
IPC
A61F 2/06
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