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Keep bifurcation stenting simple and cheap or controlled and optimised?

EuroIntervention 2018;13:e1741-e1743 published online e-edition February 2018. DOI: 10.4244/EIJV13I15A282

Department of Cardiology, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark


Optimal treatment of coronary bifurcation lesions by percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has been investigated and debated intensely. In this issue of EuroIntervention, Milasinovic et al provide an easy to follow step-by-step manual for bifurcation stenting by the provisional side branch (SB) stenting technique, with careful remarks on selection of two-stent techniques for appropriate cases1. The strategies follow the European Bifurcation Club (EBC) consensus and focus on feasibility and keeping resource utilisation to a minimum.

Also in this issue, in an effort to make bifurcation stenting even easier, Tang and colleagues present the first preclinical results with a prototype ...

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