Different properties of coronary stents

Ring, György and Bognár, Eszter and Bálint-Pataki, Zsófia and Dobránszky, János (2007) Different properties of coronary stents. ANYAGOK VILÁGA, 7 (2). pp. 1-7. ISSN 1586-0140


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Stents are mesh structured implants which are used to support the vessel wall in the balloon expanded vessel part. Several methods were developed and applied for the determination of mechanical properties of coronary stents, as a part of a complex pre-clinical in vitro diagnostic system: radiopacity, flaring, metallic surface area and fatigue tests. Three pieces of equipment were assembled for the examination of fatigue properties. The first method simulates the bending stress in the coronary arteries; the second method simulates the effect of the cylindrical mechanical strain which is equivalent to the systolic and diastolic pulse in the coronary arteries; and the third method is using the energy of the ultrasound concentrating to the stent. After fatigue tests stereomicroscopy, optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy were used for the determination of surface quality and condition. The most frequent failures were scratches, pits and small shrinkage of materials originated from the manufacturing and finishing processes. Because of fatigue tests slip lines occurred in the critical curves, grain boundaries were outlined, the surface of the struts become rough, but these mutations do not affect the functionality of the stents.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine / orvostudomány > RZ Other systems of medicine / orvostudomány egyéb területei
T Technology / alkalmazott, műszaki tudományok > TN Mining engineering. Metallurgy / bányászat, kohászat, fémipar
Depositing User: MTMT SWORD
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2013 14:26
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2013 14:26

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