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Stent Development

Stent Development

European Bifurcation Club 2018 – EBC 2018 – Brussels, Belgium


Stent Development

Author: Tim Mickley, Boston Scientific



  • For most bifurcations you need larger over expansion and side cell expansion than the vessel size you are treating
  • Over expansion of stents increases strength and reduces recoil
  • Connectors positioned in the side branch lead to crossing difficulties and inability to displace struts in the side branch
  • Fewer connectors maximize side branch expansion capability & minimize the probability for a connector to be positioned in a side branch


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