05683450 is referenced by 188 patents and cites 113 patents.

The invention comprises:

An introducer for delivering into the vasculature a straight or bifurcated stent or prosthesis; a method for delivering into the vasculature a straight or bifurcated stent or prosthesis; a method of treating and angeological disease using a bifurcated stent; an endoluminal stent having perpendicular hoop members, each hoop member formed of wire in a sinuous configuration, at least some of juxtaposed apices in neighboring hoops being secured to one another, such stents also forming axially aligned segments in straight stents, and segments of bifurcated stents in particular embodiments. Certain embodiments of such stents also include barbs, fabric covering and radiopaque markers.

Title
Bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis
Application Number
312881
Publication Number
5683450
Application Date
June 5, 1995
Publication Date
November 4, 1997
Inventor
Claude Mialhe
Draguignan
FR
John Hudson
Clearwater
FL, US
George Goicoechea
Grand Bahama
BS
Agent
Ratner & Prestia
Assignee
Boston Scientific Technology
MN, US
IPC
A61F 2/06
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