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Three-year clinical outcome of percutaneous treatment of bifurcation lesions in multivessel coronary artery disease with the sirolimus-eluting stent: insights from the Arterial Revascularisation Therapies Study, part II (ARTS II)

EuroIntervention 2009;5:190:196.

1. Institut Cardiovasculaire Paris Sud, Massy, France; 2. EMO Centro Cuore Colombus and San Rafaele Hospital, Milan, Italy; 3. Lanarkshire Acute Hospitals, Glasgow, United Kingdom; 4. Kerckhoff Klinik, Kardiologie, Bad Nauheim, Germany; 5. Azienda Ospedal
Abstract

Aims: The long-term impact of treating bifurcation lesions on the overall outcome of patients with multivessel coronary disease treated percutaneously with drug-eluting stents is unknown. This analysis determined the influence of bifurcation treatment using sirolimus-eluting stents on 3-year clinical outcomes.

Methods and results: Of the 607 patients (2,160 lesions) in the ARTS II study, 324 patients underwent revascularisation procedures involving treatment of at least one bifurcation (465 lesions). Three-year outcomes were compared to those without bifurcations. Despite more diffuse and complex disease in the bifurcation group, survival free of adverse events was equivalent in the two groups. At 3-years, there was ...

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