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Computational Modeling for Analysis and Design of Metallic Biodegradable Stents1

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Peter E. McHugh, James A. Grogan, Claire Conway, Enda Boland

Biomechanics Research Centre (BMEC),
Biomedical Engineering,
College of Engineering and Informatics,
National University of Ireland, Galway,
Galway, Ireland

Accepted and presented at The Design of Medical Devices Conference (DMD2015), April 13–16, 2015, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

Manuscript received March 3, 2015; final manuscript received March 17, 2015; published online July 16, 2015. Editor: Arthur Erdman.

J. Med. Devices 9(3), 030946 (Sep 01, 2015) (2 pages) Paper No: MED-15-1102; doi: 10.1115/1.4030576 History: Received March 03, 2015; Revised March 17, 2015; Online July 16, 2015

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Fig. 1

Stent angioplasty finite element model with artery (outer layers), ghost (inner layers), and stent with generic geometry

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Fig. 2

Percentage stent recoil as a function of Mg mass loss for degradation of a generic Mg stent in an atherosclerotic artery model [1]

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Fig. 3

Strain in the stent for a range of assumed degradation rates and the percentage of tissue remodeled




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