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A stent for the reinforcement of a blood vessel which comprises a plurality of circularly arranged elongated struts inclined in the same direction relative to an imaginary line on the outer surface of the circularly dimensioned stent. The struts include joint members for joining adjacent elongated struts within the same circular row in a continuous manner. Connector members are formed to the joint members and include a verticle, relative to the longitudinal axis of the stent, portion to which oppositely extending end portions connect to adjacent rows of the joint members of the circumferentially arranged joint members of the elongated members so that the connectors provide flexibility along the longitudinal axis and reduce longitudinal movement of the stent when the stent is expanded.

Title
Flexible stent with effective strut and connector patterns
Application Number
9/121815
Publication Number
5911754
Application Date
July 24, 1998
Publication Date
June 15, 1999
Inventor
George A Tashji
Hillsdale
NJ, US
Nozomu Kanesaka
Hillsdale
NJ, US
Agent
Kanesaka & Takeuchi
Assignee
Uni Cath
NJ, US
IPC
A61F 2/02
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