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1. (WO2013122706) ENDOPROSTHESIS WITH VARYING COMPRESSIBILITY AND METHODS OF USE

Pub. No.:    WO/2013/122706    International Application No.:    PCT/US2013/021520
Publication Date: Fri Aug 23 01:59:59 CEST 2013 International Filing Date: Wed Jan 16 00:59:59 CET 2013
IPC: A61F 2/07
Applicants: W.L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC.
Inventors: BUCKLEY, Kyle, R.
ESPEN, Benjamin, I.
ZUKOWSKI, Stanislaw, L.
Title: ENDOPROSTHESIS WITH VARYING COMPRESSIBILITY AND METHODS OF USE
Abstract:
The present disclosure is directed to an endoprosthesis comprising a graft component and at least one support component with varying compressibility along the length of the endoprosthesis. In various embodiments, the endoprosthesis comprises at least a first segment and a second segment, wherein the first segment is more compressible than the second. In another embodiment having a second segment between the first and third segments, the third segment can also be more compressible than the second segment. Altematively, in an embodiment, a second segment can have greater rigidity than a first segment, as well as a third segment, if present.