PE, Director-Cardiovascular Systems, Bose Corporation, Eden Prairie, MN
Pages: 12 Published: Jan 2010
The use of nitinol stents in the superficial femoral artery (SFA) is becoming commonplace. The SFA is a tortuous biomechanical environment that has challenged the durability of these devices. A thorough understanding of the biomechanical loading environment is necessary to design and evaluate new stents. This paper reports recent methods for use of bench testing as a tool to predict fatigue fracture of stents for complex multimode duty cycles.
fatigue testing, stent fracture, fatigue fractures, bench testing
Paper ID: STP48984S