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Technical problems with BRS


European Bifurcation Club 2015 – EBC 2015 – Athens, Greece

Case session: tips and tricks, complications

Technical problems with BRS

Author: Corrado Tamburino, MD, PhD, Cardiovascular Department, University of Catania, Catania, Italy



  1. Accurate sizing with BRS in bifurcation is needed; OCT/IVUS have a pivotal role in case of doubts or of diameters close to the expansion limits of available BRS size
  2. POT is a mandatory step in BRS bifurcation PCI.
  3. Provisional stenting is the preferred strategy.
  4. Over expansion has to be avoided.
  5. 2-stent strategy with BRS is feasible; optimal technique should be defined; OCT/IVUS can guide optimization steps.


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