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Measurement of Endovascular Stent Mechanical Properties

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Clifton R. Johnston, Jacqueline Flewitt, Randy Moore, Gail M. Thornton, Gary Dobson

University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada

Paper No. SBC2007-176298, pp. 717-718; 2 pages
  • ASME 2007 Summer Bioengineering Conference
  • ASME 2007 Summer Bioengineering Conference
  • Keystone, Colorado, USA, June 20–24, 2007
  • Conference Sponsors: Bioengineering Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4798-5
  • Copyright © 2007 by ASME


Endovascular stents are used to treat aneurysms, dissections and acute traumatic disruptions of the thoracic aorta. While stents are certainly a much less invasive treatment option, the behaviour of stents in the aorta is still not well understood. Six Gianturco stents were tested and found to exhibit nonlinear force-displacement relationships.

Copyright © 2007 by ASME



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