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Jailed balloon protection: a new technique to avoid acute side-branch occlusion during provisional stenting of bifurcated lesions. Bench test report and first clinical experience

EuroIntervention 2010;5:809-813.

1. Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy; 2. AHEPA University Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece

Aims: Provisional stenting with drug-eluting-stents is actually adopted to treat most of bifurcated lesions. A major drawback of this technique is the risk of side-branch (SB) closure after

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