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Endoprosthesis, such as a stent, includes at least one annular element defined by a first set of strut members interconnected to define apices proximate opposite sides of the annular element. The annular element further includes a foot extension extending between at least one pair of circumferentially-adjacent strut members. The foot extension has first and second foot portions extending circumferentially from corresponding ends of the circumferentially-adjacent strut members, and are contoured to provide at least two areas of flexure. The first and second foot portions are joined at a toe portion of the foot extension, and define a circumferentially-directed apex between the pair of circumferentially-adjacent strut members. Preferably, at least one or more additional annular elements, each defined by interconnected strut members, are provided. The annular elements are generally expandable between a delivery configuration and a deployed configuration. The annular elements are longitudinally aligned and connected at connection locations. Preferably, each connection location includes a foot extension, such as by an overlapping pattern between the longitudinally-adjacent annular elements or by a connector extending therebetween.

Title
Endoprosthesis having foot extensions
Application Number
10/992976
Publication Number
7625398 (B2)
Application Date
November 19, 2004
Publication Date
December 1, 2009
Inventor
Eugene Young
Union City
CA, US
Ketan Muni
San Jose
CA, US
Lisa Weldon
Mountain View
CA, US
Howard Huang
Santa Clara
CA, US
Erik Eli
San Mateo
CA, US
Jeff Pappas
Santa Clara
CA, US
David Lowe
Menlo Park
CA, US
Kevin Kang
San Jose
CA, US
Anton Clifford
Mountain View
CA, US
Agent
Baker Botts L
Assignee
Abbott Laboratories
IL, US
IPC
A61F 2/06
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