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Left main stem angioplasty without metal: a new paradigm in interventional cardiology?

EuroIntervention 2016;12:759. DOI: 10.4244/EIJV12I6A123

1. A.O. Fatebenefratelli, Milan, Italy; 2. A.O.U.P. P. Giaccone, Palermo, Italy




A 72-year-old man with class III angina and positive stress test underwent coronary angiography which showed subocclusive stenosis of the distal left main coronary artery (LMCA) trifurcation, involving the ramus intermedius and the left circumflex artery (LCx) ostium (Panel A, Moving image 1). The patient underwent trifurcation reconstruction through kissing balloon inflation with two second-generation drug-coated balloons (DCB) (Elutax SV; Aachen Resonance, Aachen, Germany) in the two involved branches and subsequent bioresorbable vascular scaffold (3.0×12 mm Absorb BVS; Abbott Vascular, Santa Clara, CA, USA) implantation beginning from the LCx ostium because of a non-optimal angiographic result after DCB use (Panel ...

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