Current Percutaneous Management of Coronary Bifurcation Disease

*Gabriele Crimi, Umberto Gianni

SC. Cardiologia, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, Italy.
*Correspondence to gabrielecrimi@gmail.com

Disclosure: The authors have declared no conflicts of interest.
Received: 29.02.16 Accepted: 14.06.16
Citation: EMJ. 2016;1[5]:2-9.

Abstract

Coronary bifurcation disease (CBD) is frequently found in patients undergoing coronary interventions. Optimal management of CBD is technically demanding and therefore requires experience with different techniques, which should be tailored case-by-case. Provisional T-stenting is the recommended initial approach in most cases, however several two-stent techniques are described either as elective or as bailout strategy. This review describes the most common percutaneous techniques used to manage CBD, with advantages, drawbacks, and up-to-date medical evidence.

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