Adrian P. Banning1, MD; Jens Flensted Lassen2, MD; Francesco Burzotta3, MD, PhD; Thierry Lefèvre4, MD; Olivier Darremont5, MD; David Hildick-Smith6, MD; Yves Louvard4, MD; Goran Stankovic7, MD, PhD; on behalf of the European Bifurcation Club
1. Department of Cardiology, Radcliffe Department of Medicine, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford University Hospitals, Oxford, United Kingdom; 2. Department of Cardiology, The Hearth Centre, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen Copenhagen, Denmark; 3. Institute of Cardiology, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli IRCCS, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy; 4. Ramsay Générale de Santé - Institut Cardiovasculaire Paris Sud, Hopital Privé Jacques Cartier, Massy, France; 5. Clinique St Augustin, Bordeaux, France; 6. Sussex Cardiac Centre, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals, Brighton, United Kingdom; 7. Department of Cardiology, Clinical Center of Serbia, and Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia
The European Bifurcation Club recommends an approach to a bifurcation stenosis which involves careful assessment, planning and a sequential provisional approach. In the minority of lesions where two stents are required, careful deployment and optimal expansion are essential to achieve a long-term result.