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A doubly stenotic artery with intermediate non-stenotic side branch is actually a three-artery configuration

EuroIntervention 2018;13:2079. DOI: 10.4244/EIJV13I17A340


The article of Kweon et al1 has caught my attention because they propose a model for predicting a post-stenting fractional flow reserve (FFR) of a coronary artery if either one of two serial stenoses in the artery is removed. Unlike the case of a simple single artery, the artery has a non-stenotic side branch originating from a point in-between the stenoses, turning it into a 3-artery configuration.

The authors have chosen to reach their goal by modifying the classic approach to the problem of two serial stenoses in a single artery by De Bruyne et al2. By the ...

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