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The invention is directed to an expandable stent for implantation in a body lumen, such as an artery. The stent consists of a plurality of radially expandable cylindrical elements generally aligned on a common longitudinal stent axis and interconnected by one or more interconnecting members placed so as to limit longitudinal contraction during radial expansion. The individual radially expandable cylindrical elements are formed in an irregular serpentine pattern designed to expand evenly under radial stress, and maximize the overall radial expansion ratio.

Title
Expandable stents and method for making same
Application Number
175214
Publication Number
5649952
Application Date
June 28, 1996
Publication Date
July 22, 1997
Inventor
Sharon S Lam
San Jose
CA, US
Agent
Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht
Assignee
Advanced Cardiovascular Systems
CA, US
IPC
A61M 29/00
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