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A radially self-expanding implantable intraluminal device formed from a hollow tubular braid. The intraluminal device may be used in a variety of medical procedures which require a passageway to be maintained in an open position or which require reinforcement, support or a bypass conduit such as in blood vessels weakened by disease. The intraluminal device is longitudinally expanded or radially collapsed for ease of insertion into a lumen and upon alignment within the lumen, the intraluminal device radially self-expands to come into intimate contact with the inner surface of the lumen.

Title
Radially self-expanding implantable intraluminal device
Application Number
7/945064
Publication Number
5562725
Application Date
September 14, 1992
Publication Date
October 8, 1996
Inventor
David J Lentz
Randolph
NJ, US
Peter J Schmitt
Garnerville
NY, US
Agent
Hoffman & Baron
Assignee
Meadox Medicals
NJ, US
IPC
A61F 2/04
A61F 2/06
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