Andrea Scotti1, MD; Luca Nai Fovino1, MD; Andrea Pavei1, MD; Giuseppe Tarantini1, MD, PhD
1. Department of Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Sciences, University of Padua, Italy
Figure 1. Culotte stenting technique of left main bifurcation with two self-apposing stents. A) & B) Coronary angiography. C) Left main (LM), left anterior descending (LAD), and LM-left circumflex (LCx) stenting: culotte technique, kissing balloon inflation and proximal optimisation technique (POT). D) & E) Angiographic result after stent deployment. F) Final intravascular ultrasound assessment confirming good stent apposition. POC: polygon of confluence
A 56-year-old male was admitted to our institution for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of a left main (LM) bifurcation lesion. Since the LM dimensions were very large (reference vessel diameter [RVD] 5.1 mm on intravascular ultrasound [IVUS]), ...