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Role of POT


European Bifurcation Club 2011, EBC 2011 – Lisbon, Portugal

Side Branch access session

Role of POT

AuthorJean-Louis Leymarie, MD, Clinique Saint Augustin, Bordeaux, France



  • The proximal segment of a bifurcation is ALWAYS bigger than the distal main vessel segment
  • Proximal optimization : very simple
    • May avoid inadequate stent apposition in the proximal segment of a bifurcation
    • Avoid « under stent » rewiring
    • Help to distal strut rewiring
    • Allow a good ostial side branch scafolding with the new DES platforms


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