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Frantzen John J, Hartigan William M, Lau Lilip: Expandable stents and method for making same.. Advanced Cardiovascular System, May 5, 1993: EP0540290-A2 (410 worldwide citation)

The invention is directed to an expandable stent (10) for implantation in a body lumen, such as an artery, and a method for making it from a single length of tubing. The stent (10) consists of a plurality of radially expandable cylindrical elements (12) generally aligned on a common axis and interco ...


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Tartaglia Joseph M, Loeffler Joseph P, Turnlund Todd H: Polymer film for wrapping a stent structure. Advanced Cardiovascular System, June 19, 1996: EP0716836-A1 (293 worldwide citation)

The drug-loaded stent (20) includes an expandable stent structural member (22), and a planar sheet (24) of polymeric material attached (26) to the outside of the expandable stent structural member (22). The polymeric material (24) preferably is bioabsorbable, and loaded or coated with a therapeutic ...


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Patrick K Campbell: Method of making metal reinforced polymer stent. Advanced Cardiovascular System, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, May 27, 1997: US05632840 (251 worldwide citation)

The metal reinforced polymer stent for use in blood vessels is formed of a thin planar sheet of metal, and is laminated on at least one side with a thin film of a polymer capable of absorbing and releasing therapeutic drugs. The thin planar sheet of metal is formed as a sheet and cut in a shape that ...


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Brown Peter S, Cannon James M, Frantzen John J: Intraluminal stent for attaching a graft. Advanced Cardiovascular System, May 22, 1996: EP0712614-A1 (215 worldwide citation)

A graft-and-stent combination is disclosed for deploying by an intravascular delivery system at the site of an aneurysm, the combination being expandable from a first diameter to a second, larger diameter to hold open and press the graft against regions of the body lumen just proximal and distal to ...


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Wilson W Stan, Mauch Kevin M: Stent and catheter assembly and method for treating bifurcations. Advanced Cardiovascular System, February 24, 1999: EP0897700-A1 (146 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method is provided for stenting bifurcated vessels. A proximal-angled stent is configured for implanting in a side-branch vessel wherein the proximal-angled stent has an angulated portion that corresponds to the angle formed by the intersection ofthe side-branch vessel and the main ...


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Yan John Y: Porous medicated stent. Advanced Cardiovascular System, November 4, 1998: EP0875218-A2 (145 worldwide citation)

A medicated prosthesis, such as a stent, is deployed in a human vessel. A metallic stent has a plurality of pores in the metal which are loaded with medication. When the stent is implanted into the vasculature of a patient, the medication in the stent dissipates into the tissue of the vasculature pr ...


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Limon Timothy A, Turnlund Todd H: Stent having varied amounts of structural strength along its length. Advanced Cardiovascular System, October 15, 1997: EP0800801-A1 (136 worldwide citation)

The invention is directed to an expandable stent (10) for implanting in a body lumen, such as a coronary artery. The stent has an open lattice structure and is constructed so that at least one end section (36,38) has a thicker cross-section and corresponding greater radial strength than the remainin ...


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Lau Lilip, Hartigan William M: Stent delivery system.. Advanced Cardiovascular System, September 30, 1992: EP0505686-A1 (134 worldwide citation)

The invention is directed to a stent delivery method and system which generally includes an elongated delivery sheath (10) and a catheter (12) disposed within an inner lumen (11) of the sheath (10) having an expandable member (14) on its distal extremity. An expandable stent (16) is mounted on the e ...


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Eury Robert P, Garguilo Darlene, Villareal Plaridel: Method of incorporating drugs into a polymer component of stents. Advanced Cardiovascular System, October 2, 1996: EP0734721-A2 (124 worldwide citation)

The drug-loaded polymeric material containing a therapeutic drug can be applied to a structure of an intravascular stent. A therapeutically effective amount of a therapeutic drug is incorporated into such a layer of polymeric material, without significantly increasing the thickness of the stent, to ...


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Lau Lilip, Hyde Gregory M, Hartigan William M, Williams Michael S: Protective membrane for stent-carrying ballon catheter.. Advanced Cardiovascular System, August 4, 1993: EP0553960-A1 (122 worldwide citation)

A reinforcing membrane in the form of an elastic sheath used with a balloon catheter to enhance the delivery of an intravascular stent of the kind delivered by a balloon catheter. The sheath (20) is interspaced between the balloon and the stent in the preferred embodiment. The sheath (20) acts as a ...