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    Review of Multiaxis Fatigue Testing for Fatigue/Durability of Cardiovascular Medical Devices

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    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

    Author Information:

    Anderson, Scott
    PE, Director-Cardiovascular Systems, Bose Corporation, Eden Prairie, MN

    Committee/Subcommittee: E08.04

    DOI: 10.1520/STP48984S