European Bifurcation Club 2005, EBC 2005 – Bordeaux, France
DEBATE – WHICH APPROACH FOR LM STENTING WITH DES
We need a dedicated stent
Author: Philippe Guyon, MD, Centre Cardiologique du Nord, Saint Denis, France
- Distal left main disease is a specific bifurcation site, requiring, in most cases, two stents to be treated.
- With standard and old design stents, Genius and creativity have been unbelievable in this setting, permitting to treat with a PTCA approach and to date, these complex lesions.
- However, to be more effective, standardized and a validated therapeutic alternative to surgery, this angioplasty needs specific dedicated DES.