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Letter to the Editor

Complexity and simplicity in percutaneous bifurcation interventions

EuroIntervention 2010;6:664-665.

UOC Emodinamica e Cardiologia Interventistica, Ospedale Santa Maria Goretti, Latina, Italy
“Everything is simpler than you think and at the same time more complex than you imagine.”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

We read with interest the paper by Catakoglu and Aytekin describing a novel stenting technique aiming at ensuring side branch (SB) access when treating bifurcation lesions.1 We praise the commitment of the authors to preserve SB access, however, a few points of their strategy deserve some comments. As a first step, the authors recommend to predilate both the main vessel (MV) and the SB. Predilation of a SB without severe atherosclerotic disease is generally not recommended because of ...

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