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A method of crimping a stent to a support element is disclosed, the method comprising: positioning a polymeric stent around a support element; heating the stent, wherein the heated stent is above ambient temperature; and allowing the heated stent to radially contract onto the support element, wherein the heated stent radially contracts at least partially due to heating the stent.

Title
Method of crimping a polymeric stent
Application Number
11/441996
Publication Number
7761968 (B2)
Application Date
May 25, 2006
Publication Date
July 27, 2010
Inventor
Patrick Wu
Mountain View
CA, US
Bin Huang
Pleasanton
CA, US
Agent
Squire Sanders & Dempsey L
Assignee
Advanced Cardiovascular Systems
CA, US
IPC
A61F 2/06
B23P 25/00
B23P 11/00
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