We need a dedicated stent

We need a dedicated stent

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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

 

MESSAGE

  • 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.

 

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