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The intravascular multi-anchor stent includes a plurality of cylindrical elements that are independently expandable in the radial direction and that are interconnected so as to be generally aligned on a common longitudinal axis, and a plurality of barbs along the entire circumference of the stent that face outwardly when the stent is in an expanded condition. A plurality of connecting elements are provided for interconnecting only the cylindrical elements that are adjacent to each other so that the stent, when expanded in the radial direction, retains its overall length without appreciable shortening.

Title
Multi-anchor stent
Application Number
404488
Publication Number
5800526
Application Date
July 24, 1997
Publication Date
September 1, 1998
Inventor
Geoffrey A Orth
La Granada
CA, US
Peter S Brown
Mountain View
CA, US
Scott C Anderson
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Agent
Fish & Neave
Agent
Nicola A Pisano
Assignee
EndoTex Interventional Systems
CA, US
IPC
A61F 2/06
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