Date of Graduation

5-2020

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

Degree Level

Undergraduate

Department

Biological Sciences

Advisor/Mentor

Abigail

Committee Member/Reader

Nowell

Committee Member/Second Reader

Jensen, Hanna

Committee Member/Third Reader

Mcnabb, David

Committee Member/Fourth Reader

Lessner, Faith

Abstract

Currently, 18.2 million adults aged 20 and older are diagnosed with Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) (Benjamin et al., 2019). Stenosis is the most common intervention. However, when a patient has a bifurcated artery, treatment becomes more difficult and is often unsuccessful. This project created a new stent and balloon complex that was tested in vitro using a gel phantom artery model. Two separate prototypes have been created and tested so far, with improvements made upon each. Testing is still underway with Prototype 2.

Keywords

coronary stent, biomedical engineering, coronary, stent

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