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The expandable stent-graft generally defines a cylindrical lumen made from a stent having a discontinuous wall that is at least substantially covered with an expanded polytetrafluoroethylene material. The expanded polytetrafluoroethylene covering may be a biaxially oriented, expanded polytetrafluoroethylene material having nodules and longitudinal and circumferential fibrils or a uniaxially oriented, expanded polytetrafluoroethylene material. The expandable stent-graft expands and compresses in association with the stent structure as it is contracted and expanded.

Title
Method of making a stent-graft covered with expanded polytetrafluoroethylene
Application Number
8/751884
Publication Number
5788626
Application Date
November 18, 1996
Publication Date
August 4, 1998
Inventor
Paul J Thompson
New Hope
MN, US
Agent
Philip C Strassburger
Lawrence C Akers
Peter C Richardson
Assignee
Schneider
MN, US
IPC
A61F 2/04
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