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Overview of Stents

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This course is part of Self-Expanding Stents Simulation Certification. Finish all the courses associated with the Simulation Certification to earn the digital credential.

Stents are commonly used in the treatment of various vessel disorders and vascular diseasesmost notably coronary artery disease.  While designing stents, it is necessary to ensure their proper function and confirm that they meet their numerous objectives. These include opening the occluded vessel and withstanding repetitive movements, all while preventing breakage and failure due to a wide range of loading conditions including fatigue. 

In this course we will introduce the fascinating topic of stenting  and set the stage for the remaining courses in this learning track on the numerical simulation of self-expanding stents.  Our overview lessons will cover these three main topics: diseases and treatments, types of stents and the role of numerical simulation in designing them.

Each video-based lecture is accompanied by a printable handout.

Two homework simulation examples focus on the bending of a steel stent and the crushing analysis of a stent. Finally, the course wraps up with a quiz.  Let's get started.

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