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Applications of computational simulation in bifurcation stenting: past, present and future

EuroIntervention 2020;16:e698-e700. DOI: 10.4244/EIJV16I9A128

1. Department of Cardiology B, Odense University Hospital and University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark; 2. Visible Heart Laboratories, Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA

“Medicine is a science of uncertainty and an art of probability” – Sir William Osler.

The overall numbers of percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) of bifurcation lesions continue to increase worldwide. This is mainly due to an increased number of PCI procedures on the left main stem attributed to changing guidelines and increased life expectancy and thus an increase in the proportion of elderly, fragile patients with chronic heart diseases, turned down for surgery1. PCI of coronary bifurcations remains challenging and, despite refinements of stenting technique and the development of new generations of stent platforms that ...

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