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European Bifurcation Club 2009 – EBC 2009 – Berlin, Germany

Simple or very simple technique for most bifurcation lesion?

Insight from Nordic III

Author: Jens Flensted Lassen, MD, PhD, Department of Cardiology, Skejby Hospital, University of Aarhus, Denmark



  • In coronary bifurcation lesions, stenting of the main vessel and optional stenting of the side branch is the preferred bifurcation stenting strategy
  • In the simple one-stent technique, the indication for mandatory kissing balloon post dilatation is unsettled


In a randomized clinical trial, to compare outcome of two different side-branch strategies in coronary bifurcation lesions treated with main vessel stenting using sirolimus eluting stents

  • No kissing balloon postdilatation
  • Kissing balloon postdilatation


  • In coronary bifurcation lesions, a strategy of routine kissing balloon dilatation of side branch through the MV stent did not improve the 6-month clinical outcome as compared to a strategy of no kissing balloon dilatation
  • In the kissing balloon dilatation group, the procedure and fluoroscopy time and the use of contrast were significantly increased


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