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Consensus on the use of OCT in bifurcation stenting: converging recommendations for imaging of diverging coronary vessels

EuroIntervention 2019;14:e1537-e1539. DOI: 10.4244/EIJV14I15A261

Department of Cardiology, Bern University Hospital, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland


Following remarkable advances in device technology and procedural techniques and experience, percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) are currently performed in increasingly advanced disease and complex coronary anatomies – configurations that would have been considered only for bypass surgery in the past. Still, complex lesions pose procedural challenges to the interventional cardiologist and remain predictors of poorer PCI outcomes. Bifurcation lesions comprise one of the major components of complex lesions and represent about one of six procedures in current interventional practice; much attention has focused on how treatment options can be refined and outcomes further improved in this context1. The inherent limitations ...

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