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Endovascular Prosthesis: Experimental Study and Clinical Use

  • J. H. Rabkin
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Abstract

Endovascular prostheses should be made of a special alloy capable of “remembering” shape. This characteristic requires the material, deformed at one temperature, to partially or completely restore its initial shape when warmed to a higher temperature; the phenomenon is based upon an invention by metallurgists in 1948 [5]. In 1983 scientists reported on the experimental use of a nitinol spiral which could support the lumen of a vessel [1, 2].

Keywords

Renal Artery Iliac Artery Common Iliac Artery Intermittent Claudication Control Angiography 
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