European Bifurcation Club 2019, EBC 2019 - Barcelona, Spain CONSENSUS SESSION - VOTING LM Bifurcation Distal PCI - If You Use Crush Technique It Should Be DK Crush Author: Imad Sheiban, MD, PhD, Pederzoli Hospital -Pechiera D/G (Verona), Italy Left main Bifurcation : It is different , not MV- SB but 2 MVs .. Optimal treatment should be provided for both branches TAKE HOME MESSAGES: For complex LM BLs, 2-stent technique especially DK crush is associated with Excellent clinical outcome Serial Randomized Clinical Trials were able to demonstrate that in complex bifurcations , DK Crush is associated with better clinical outcome as compared to other techniques and should be be considered a the gold standard when crush technique is used
European Bifurcation Club 2019, EBC 2019 - Barcelona, Spain LM SESSION Coronary CT Guided Left Main Bifurcation PCI Author: Masaaki Okutsu, MD, New Tokyo Hospital, Chiba, Japan Introduction Current consensus of LMT bifurcation PCI recommends single stent strategy. However, LCX ostium has sometimes severe stenosis or occlusion after crossover stenting unexpectedly. There are some factors that affect to jailed LCX ostium. – MB plaque, SB plaque, low angle, and ...Calcification is one of them. Objective To investigate the relationship between calcium thickness at LMT bifurcation and LCX ostium deterioration after LMT-LAD crossover single stenting. Conclusion Coronary CT might be able to measure calcium thickness. Calcium thickness of ostial LAD might affect LCX ostium stenosis deterioration after crossover stenting from LMT to LAD.
European Bifurcation Club 2019, EBC 2019 - Barcelona, Spain BENCH & COMPUTATIONAL BIFURCATION STENT SIMULATIONS Flow disturbance due to incomplete stent apposition Author: Kiyotaka Iwasaki, PhD, Waseda University, Japan BACKGROUNDS In left main bifurcation, difference between LMT (proximal) and LAD (distal) diameters is lager compared with that in other bifurcation. Stenting without POT would induce incomplete stent apposition at proximal bifurcation side. KBT is recommended to open overlaying stent of side branch ostium especially in LM Bifurcation, because the overlaying jailed stent will potentially occupy larger at LCx and become a source for future thrombus formation, neointimal formation, and late narrowing. Although stent-size selection based on distal diameter is recommended, there is a dilemma that currently available stents have smaller expansion capability when stent-size is chosen based on distal stent-landing diameters in LAD. SUMMARY AND TAKE HOME MESSAGES POT and KBT are mandatory to reduce incomplete stent apposition. Otherwise, abnormal slow flow regions were induced at left main trunk and/or behind jailed stent crowns during the cardiac cycle, which would be a potential cause of thrombus formation and may necessitate life-long DAPT. Stent-diameter selection based on the proximal- vessel diameter is feasible to preserve stent platform design at LMT and bifurcated region, and to reduce jailed stent crowns at LCx ostium. Three-times kissing balloon inflation is feasible for reducing jailed stent crowns.
European Bifurcation Club 2015 - EBC 2015 - Athens, Greece News (1) Duration of Dual Antiplatelet Therapy and Long-term Clinical Outcomes After Implantation of Drug-eluting Stents for Left Main Bifurcation Lesions : Results from the COBIS Registry II Author: Joo-Yong Hahn, Heart Vascular Stroke Institute, Samsung Medical Center, Seoul, Korea