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The EuroIntervention coronary bifurcation treatment supplement

EuroIntervention 2015;11:V9-V11. DOI: 10.4244/EIJV11SVA2

1. Department of Cardiology, Clinical Center of Serbia, and Medical Faculty, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia; 2. Department of Cardiology, The Heart Centre, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark; 3. Sussex Cardiac Centre,
Bifurcations are frequent in everyday practice and account for approximately 15-20% of all percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI). However, they remain one of the most challenging lesions in interventional cardiology in terms of a lower procedural success rate as well as a higher rate of long-term adverse cardiac events. Despite overwhelming interest in this complex and fast evolving field, the optimal management is still the subject of considerable debate.

The European Bifurcation Club (EBC), initiated in 2004, is an independent, non-political and informal “think tank” of scientists with a particular interest in clinical, technical and fundamental aspects of the management of ...

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