@inproceedings { takahata_coronar, title = {Coronary artery stents microfabricated from planar metal foil: design, fabrication, and mechanical testing}, journal = {Proceedings IEEE Sixteenth Annual International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (Cat. No.03CH37426)}, year = {2003}, pages = {462-5}, publisher = {IEEE}, organization = {IEEE}, type = {inproceedings}, address = {Kyoto, Japan}, abstract = {This paper presents a new approach to the design and manufacture of coronary artery stents, which permits the use of planar batch fabrication technologies. Stent samples with different wall patterns have been fabricated from 50-?m thick stainless steel foil using micro-electro-discharge machining, and expanded to tubular shapes by using angioplasty balloons. The stents exhibit diameter variations of 10? higher}, keywords = {cardiology,foils,micromachining,prosthetics,stainless steel}, URL = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MEMSYS.2003.1189786}, author = { Takahata, K. and Gianchandani, Y.B.} }