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An intravascular stent assembly for implantation in a body vessel, such as a coronary artery, includes undulating circumferential rings having peaks on the proximal end and valleys on the distal end. Adjacent rings are coupled together by links. The rings and links are arranged so that the stent has good conformability as it traverses through, or is deployed in, a tortuous body lumen. The stent is also configured such that the likelihood of peaks and valleys on adjacent rings which point directly at each other to overlap in tortuous body vessels is reduced.

Title
Intravascular stent
Application Number
10/438632
Publication Number
6846323 (B2)
Application Date
May 15, 2003
Publication Date
January 25, 2005
Inventor
Svava Maria Atladottir
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Timothy A Limon
Cupertino
CA, US
Henjen Ho
San Jose
CA, US
P H Wilson Tsang
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Philip S Yip
San Jose
CA, US
Agent
Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht
Assignee
Advanced Cardiovascular Systems
CA, US
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