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Stents, Vascular, Peripheral, Self-Expanding

Definition : Peripheral vascular stents that expand by themselves after deployment through an appropriate stent-delivery system, applying a constant radial pressure to the artery walls. These devices consist either of compressed metallic stents that open by themselves as soon as they are released or of shape-memory stents manufactured from an alloy combining nickel and titanium (i.e., nitinol) that expands in response to body temperature. Some stents include radiopaque markers for accurate stent positioning. Self-expanding peripheral stents are used to form a scaffold that holds the arteries open, preventing restenosis caused by vessel recoil and/or remodeling.

Entry Terms : "Nitinol Stents" , "Self-Expanding Stents"

UMDC code : 20430

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Boston Scientific Corp

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In 1969, fascinated by the possibility of bringing pioneering medical devices and treatments to patients across the world, John Abele joined Medi-Tech, a company that was developing alternatives to traditional surgery. Pete Nicholas was looking for an investment, and when he met John, the pieces came together.

Medtronic Inc

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At Medtronic, we're changing the face of chronic disease. By working closely with physicians around the world, we create therapies to help patients do things they never thought possible.

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