Current Percutaneous Management of Coronary Bifurcation Disease - European Medical Journal

Current Percutaneous Management of Coronary Bifurcation Disease

Interventional Cardiology
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*Gabriele Crimi, Umberto Gianni

The authors have declared no conflicts of interest.

EMJ. ;1[5]:2-9.

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Coronary bifurcation disease (CBD) is frequently found in patients undergoing coronary interventions. Optimal management of CBD is technically demanding and therefore requires experience with different techniques, which should be tailored case-by-case. Provisional T-stenting is the recommended initial approach in most cases, however several two-stent techniques are described either as elective or as bailout strategy. This review describes the most common percutaneous techniques used to manage CBD, with advantages, drawbacks, and up-to-date medical evidence.

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