SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 2010

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


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.

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Anderson, Scott
Bose Corporation, Eden Prairie, MN
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Developed by Committee: E08
Pages: 1–12
DOI: 10.1520/STP48984S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-8418-3
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-7501-3