Contemporary stent treatment of coronary bifurcations

Ioannis Iakovou, Lei Ge, Antonio Colombo

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Abstract

Treatment of coronary bifurcation lesions represents a challenging area in interventional cardiology. The introduction of drug-eluting stents (DES) reduced restenosis in the main branch (MB). However, restenosis at the ostium of the side branch (SB) remains a problem. Although stenting the MB with provisional SB stenting seems to be the prevailing approach, in the era of DES various two-stent techniques emerged (crush) or were re-introduced (V or simultaneous kissing stents, crush, T, culottes, Y, skirt) to allow stenting in the SB when needed. This review describes in detail various techniques used for implantation of two stents by intention to treat.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1446-1455
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of the American College of Cardiology
Volume46
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 18 2005

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