1.1 This test method addresses the kink resistance of endovascular stents and stent grafts. 1.2 This test method addresses the kink resistance of endovascular stents and stent grafts when exposed to bending in a single plane. While concurrent influences (for example, torque) are recognized to influence kinking properties, test methods other than single-plane bending are not addressed. 1.3 This test method is intended for endovascular stents and stent grafts but may also be used for delivery systems if deemed appropriate. 1.4 Units--The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. No other units of measurements are included in this standard. 1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
Keywordsendovascular device; kink; mock vessel; stent; stent graft
An ASTM standard on this topic in the endovascular field does not currently exist and has been identified as a need.
The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.Back to Top