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Consensus statements, guidelines and definition: will they actually improve our treatment of coronary bifurcation lesions?

EuroIntervention 2020;16:e695-e697. DOI: 10.4244/EIJV16I9A127

1. Department of Cardiology, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Oxford, United Kingdom

In the current issue of EuroIntervention, authors from the Asia Pacific (APAC) region present a consensus document on the management of coronary bifurcation lesions within their respective countries/geography1.

The publication is intended to supplement previous publications on the same topic from the European Bifurcation Club (EBC) and provide additional insights relevant to local challenges for health care, clinical practice and progress in medical knowledge. This publication follows recent EBC publications2,3,4, the joint ESC/EACTS Guidelines on revascularisation published in 20185 and most recently the DEFINITION II trial6. When reading this particular consensus statement, one is forced to consider ...

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