Dilation-balloon expandable coronary stents are made of implant grade stainless steels, UNS S31673, e.g., BioDur® 316LS. Boston Scientific/Interventional Technologies (BS/IVT) determined that addition of platinum to UNS S31673 could produce a stainless steel with enhanced radiopacity, which made such stents more visible radiographically. A goal of the program was to ensure the platinum additions would not adversely affect the corrosion resistance of the resulting 5–6 wt % PERSS® alloys. Corrosion resistance of PERSS and BioDur 316LS was determined using electrochemical tests for general, pitting, crevice and intergranular corrosion. Experimental methods included A262E, F746, F2129, and potentiodynamic polarization. The ∼ 6 wt % PERSS alloy (IVT 78) had a resistance to pitting, crevice and intergranular corrosion similar to base materials. IVT 78 was a single-phase austenitic PERSS alloy with no evidence of inclusions or precipitates; it was more resistant to pitting corrosion than the ∼ 5 wt % PERSS alloys. PERSS performance was not a function of oxygen content in the range 0.01 to 0.03 wt %.