The present invention provides a method of coating a stent. A stent
framework is provided. A polymeric mixture is injected through at least
one inlet port in an extrusion die, and the polymeric mixture is extruded
through a shaped orifice onto at least a portion of the stent framework
to form a coated stent. A coated stent including an extruded coating
disposed on at least a portion of the stent framework and a system for
treating a vascular condition are also disclosed.