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A stent and method for manufacturing a stent comprising an expandable, generally tubular body portion in which one or both ends of the stent are provided with a generally rounded, smooth radiused portion that forms a bulbous protrusion out of the plane of the circumference of the stent. The design of the stent increases the profile of the end of the stent and decreases the risk of injury or vessel dissection during stent deployment.

Title
Stent for improved transluminal deployment
Application Number
8/568834
Publication Number
5810868
Application Date
December 7, 1995
Publication Date
September 22, 1998
Inventor
Matthew Birdsall
Santa Rosa
CA, US
Robert Lashinski
Windsor
CA, US
Agent
Richard L Klein
Assignee
Arterial Vascular Engineering
CA, US
IPC
A61M 29/00
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