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The story of plaque shift and carina shift

EuroIntervention 2015;11:V75-V77. DOI: 10.4244/EIJV11SVA16

1. Division of Cardiology, Heart Stroke Vascular Institute, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea; 2. Servicio de Cardiología, Reina Sofía Hospital, University of Cordoba (IMIBIC), Cordoba, Spain

Side branch (SB) occlusion is one of the most serious complications of main vessel (MV) stenting. Although plaque shift has been considered the major mechanism of SB occlusion, recent studies have suggested carina shift to be

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