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BVS Thrombosis, Focus on Bifurcation


European Bifurcation Club 2014 – EBC 2014 – Bordeaux, France

BVS (2): Time for clinical data

BVS Thrombosis, Focus on Bifurcation

Author: Davide Capodanno, MD, PhD, Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania, Italy



  1. The rates of 30-day BVS thrombosis apparently resemble those of first generation DES, with higher rates in ACS.
  2. While the benefits of BVS are expected to accrue at late and very late term, clustering of thrombosis within the first 30 days suggests that procedure-related factors are at play.
  3. Bifurcation PCI is associated per se with a higher risk of thrombosis. Whether this also independently applies to BVS requires further confirmation, large numbers, and dedicated studies.


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