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Custom-length self-expanding stent delivery systems and methods enable precise control of prosthesis position during deployment. The stent delivery systems carry multiple stent segments and include a stent bumper for helping control the axial position of the stent segments during deployment. This enables the deployment of multiple prostheses at a target site with precision and predictability, preventing stent segment recoil and ejection from the delivery device and thus eliminating excessive spacing or overlap between prostheses. In particular embodiments, the prostheses of the invention are deployed in stenotic lesions in coronary or peripheral arteries or in other vascular locations.

Title
Custom-length self-expanding stent delivery systems with stent bumpers
Application Number
10/944282
Publication Number
7300456 (B2)
Application Date
September 17, 2004
Publication Date
November 27, 2007
Inventor
Jeffry J Grainger
Portola Valley
CA, US
Bernard Andreas
Redwood City
CA, US
Agent
J Grainger Esq
Townsend and Townsend and Crew
Assignee
Xtent
CA, US
IPC
A61M 29/02
A61F 2/06
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