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Robert L Hess: Removable heat-recoverable tissue supporting device. Advanced Coronary Technology, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis, March 30, 1993: US05197978 (512 worldwide citation)

A tissue supporting device, preferably a stent-like member of shape-memory alloy, that is expandable by angioplasty apparatus or the like is subsequently removable by heat recovery to its original, non-expanded configuration.


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Robert L Hess, John E Bramfitt: Method of implanting a permanent shape memory alloy stent. Advanced Coronary Technology, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis L, August 13, 1996: US05545210 (350 worldwide citation)

A permanent tissue supporting device, and a method for supporting tissue, wherein a stent-like member comprising a shape-memory alloy is permanently positioned to support the tissue of a tubular organ of a living body. The shape-memory alloy of the positioned stent-like member is in the martensitic ...


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Hess Robert L, Bramfitt John E: Permanent shape memory alloy stent. Advanced Coronary Technology, Hess Robert L, Bramfitt John E, PETERSON James W, March 28, 1996: WO/1996/009020

A permanent tissue supporting device, and a method for supporting tissue, wherein a stent-like member comprising a shape-memory alloy is permanently positioned to support the tissue of a tubular organ of a living body. The shape-memory alloy of the positioned stent-like member is in the martensitic ...


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Hess Robert L: Removable heat-recoverable tissue supporting device. Advanced Coronary Technology, PETERSON James W, November 12, 1992: WO/1992/019310

A tissue supporting device (10), preferably a stent-like member of shape-memory alloy, that is expandable by angioplasty apparatus (12) or the like, is subsequently removable by heat recovery to its original, non-expanded configuration.