Endovascular stent apparatus and method

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A stent for reinforcing a vessel wall is constructed from a single elongated wire. The wire is first bent into a series of tight bends. The wire is then further bent into a sequence of loops that are connected by half hitch junctions and interconnections which are either aligned or spiral around a circumference of the stent. The completed stent forms a cylindrical form which can be expanded from a initial diameter to a larger implanted diameter by application of a radially outward force from a balloon catheter or the like.

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CORDIS CORPORATIONMIAMI LAKES, FL343

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Hillstead, Richard A Hollywood, FL 61 10659

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