Improvement of mechanical performance of bioresorbable magnesium alloy coronary artery stents through stent pattern redesign

Qian Wang, Gang Fang, Ying Hong Zhao, Jie Zhou

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Abstract

Optimized stent pattern design can effectively enhance the mechanical performance of magnesium alloy stents by adjusting strain distribution and evolution during stent deformation, thereby overcoming the limitations imposed by the intrinsic mechanical properties of magnesium alloys. In the present study, a new stent design pattern for magnesium alloys was proposed and compared to two existing stent design patterns. Measures of the mechanical performance of these three stents, including crimping and expanding deformability, radial scaffolding capacity, radial recoil and bending flexibility, were determined. Three-dimensional finite element (FE) models were built to predict the mechanical performance of the stents with the three design patterns and to assist in understanding the experimental results. The results showed that, overall, the stent with the new design pattern was superior to the stents based on the existing designs, though the expanding capacity of the newly designed stent still needed to be improved.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2461
Number of pages22
JournalApplied Sciences (Switzerland)
Volume8
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Keywords

  • Bioresorbable stent
  • Deformation behavior
  • Finite element analysis
  • Magnesium
  • Mechanical property

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