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TitleMechanical properties of stent-graft materials
Author(s)Santos, Isa C. T.
Rodrigues, Alexandra
Figueiredo, Lígia
Rocha, L. A.
Tavares, João Manuel R. S.
KeywordsAortic aneurysm
Stent–graft materials
stent-graft
materials
mechanical properties
review
Issue dateOct-2012
PublisherSAGE
JournalJournal of Materials : Design and Applications
Abstract(s)An aneurysm is a localized blood-filled dilatation of an artery whose consequences can be deadly. One of its current treatments is endovascular aneurysm repair, a minimally invasive procedure in which an endoprosthesis, called a stent– graft, is placed transluminally to prevent wall rupture. Early stent–grafts were custom designed for the patient through the assembling of off-the-shelf components by the operating surgeon. However, nowadays, stent–grafts have become a commercial product. The existing endoprostheses differ in several aspects, such as shape design and materials, but they have in common a metallic scaffold with a polymeric covering membrane. This article aims to gather relevant information for those who wish to understand the principles of stent–grafts and even to develop new devices. Hence, a stent–graft classification based on different characteristics is presented and the desired features for an ideal device are pointed out. Additionally, the materials currently in use to fabricate this type of endoprosthesis are reviewed and new materials are suggested.
TypeArticle
URIhttps://hdl.handle.net/1822/21195
DOI10.1177/1464420712451065
ISSN1464-4207
Publisher versionhttp://pil.sagepub.com
Peer-Reviewedyes
AccessRestricted access (UMinho)
Appears in Collections:IPC - Artigos em revistas científicas internacionais com arbitragem

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