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A vascular stent includes a continuous wire which is formed into a substantially tubular body having a plurality of oblong, open cells which are staggered around the circumference of the tube. When the body is formed in its unexpanded state, the long sides of each oblong cell are arranged substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis of the tubular body. Adjoining cells may then be bonded together at a point between adjacent parallel sides on a cell. When the body is expanded, the adjacent sides of each cell extend oblique to the longitudinal axis of the body.

Title
Vascular stent and method of making and implanting a vacsular stent
Application Number
769216
Publication Number
5443498
Application Date
December 6, 1993
Publication Date
August 22, 1995
Inventor
Arthur B Fontaine
Fresno
CA, US
Agent
Richard J Godlewski
Assignee
Cook Incorporated
IN, US
IPC
A61M 29/00
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