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How to treat the left main

Differences between the left main and other bifurcations

EuroIntervention 2015;11:V106-V110. DOI: 10.4244/EIJV11SVA24

1. Institut Cardiovasculaire Paris Sud, Hôpital Privé Jacques Cartier, Massy, France; 2. Onassis Cardiac Surgery Centre, Athens, Greece; 3. The Heart Centre, Rigshospitalet, University Hospital of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

The left main is the largest bifurcation of the coronary tree and is, therefore, easier to access. Nevertheless, the risks of untoward consequences associated with the loss of the side branch are much higher. Although the usu

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