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2011 Design of Medical Devices Conference Abstracts

Deployment of Interwoven Stents in an Artery With Moderate Stenosis OPEN ACCESS

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Shijia Zhao, Linxia Gu

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Xiangyi Liu

Dassault Systemes Simulia Corp.

J. Med. Devices 5(2), 027521 (Jun 13, 2011) (1 page) doi:10.1115/1.3590552 History: Published June 13, 2011; Online June 13, 2011
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Interwoven self-expandable stents demonstrate distinct characteristics compared with laser-cut ones. In this study, the deployment of interwoven stent in a stenotic artery was evaluated through finite element analysis. Moreover, a laser-cut stent with the same nominal dimensions as the interwoven one was simulated to assess the effect of manufacturing method on mechanical behavior of self-expandable stent. The results showed that relative sliding between struts reduced the strain on the interwoven stent under compressive loadings and larger strain occurred on the struts of laser-cut stent due to its restricted longitudinal extension. After deployment, the interwoven stent restored the patency of the stenotic artery; however, the dogbone shape was observed immediately after the releasing of the stent, which may lead to less lumen gains and higher risk of arterial dissection at both ends of the stent. Lesion preparation prior to the deployment of the stent may help relieve underexpansion of the stent.

Copyright © 2011 by American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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