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Insight from the CACTUS trial


European Bifurcation Club 2008 – EBC 2008 – Prague, Czech Republic

“Old fashion registries” and “New studies”

Insight from the CACTUS trial

Author: F. Airoldi, MD, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy



  • 31% cross over from provisional to 2 stents
  • No difference in cumulative 6-months MACE and in binary in-segment restenosis both in the main branch and in the side branch.
  • No difference in 6-month stent thrombosis: (1.7% with crush vs 1.1% with prov.-T; p=0.62)
  • The lack of FKI is associated to a significant increase in MI, stent thrombosis and angiographic restenosis


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