Patent Number: 8,317,851

Title: Longitudinally flexible stent

Abstract: An intravascular stent especially suited for implanting in curved arterial portions. The stent retains longitudinal flexibility after expansion. The stent is formed of intertwined meander patterns forming triangular cells. The triangular cells are adapted to provide radial support, and also to provide longitudinal flexibility after expansion. The triangular cells provide increased coverage of a vessel wall. The stent can have different portions adapted to optimize radial support or to optimize longitudinal flexibility. The stent can be adapted to prevent flaring of portions of the stent during insertion.

Inventors: Richter; Jacob (Ramat Hasharon, IL), Pinchasik; Gregory (Herzliya, IL)

Assignee: Medinol Ltd.

International Classification: A61F 2/06 (20060101); A61M 29/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2021-11-27 0:00:00