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Coronary stent durability and fracture: an independent bench comparison of six contemporary designs using a repetitive bend test

EuroIntervention 2015;10:1449-1455 published online ahead of print November 2014. DOI: 10.4244/EIJY14M11_08

1. Mercy Angiography, Auckland, New Zealand; 2. Auckland City Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand; 3. University of Auckland School of Medicine, Auckland, New Zealand

Aims: Stent fracture is important because it may cause adverse events. The interventional cardiologist needs independent data to aid stent selection. Stent designers need data to improve

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