The issue of side branch access protection and patency

The issue of side branch access protection and patency

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European Bifurcation Club 2005, EBC 2005 – Bordeaux, France

FIRST SESSION

The issue of side branch access protection and patency

Author: Philippe Brunel, MD, NCN, Nantes, France

 

CONCLUSION

  • Side branch access failure is not a frequent situation
  • A lot of tip and tricks are available allowing the use of DES
  • Side branch protection with jailed wire offerssome advantages but also some disadvantages
  • Total securisation (with dedicated delivery system) of side branch access is not solved
  • Side branch patency, associated with better immediate and long term outcome remains a major issue requiring specific dedicated stent and friendly user delivery systems

 

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