Introduction to Self-Expanding Stents — Lesson 1

Self-expanding stents in the free state have a larger diameter than the blood vessel in which they are installed. These stents are manufactured at a smaller diameter and expanded when in place to achieve desirable mechanical properties.

Have you ever wondered how a stent with a diameter larger than the blood vessel can be transported through a blood vessel and delivered to the blockage location?

This lesson discusses the physical stent construction process and the mechanics behind the process. This lesson also replicates the physical steps using simulation steps.

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