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Bifurcation coronary artery disease: current techniques and future directions (part 1).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18252973     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The treatment of bifurcation coronary artery disease is a common challenge facing the interventional cardiologist. There have been major advances in techniques as well as more widespread use of drug-eluting stents; both appear to have contributed to the realization of single-digit target lesion revascularization rates as well as improvement in short-term complications such as stent thrombosis. Adequate treatment of the side branch ostium, the site most frequently described as being susceptible to restenosis, has become the focus of newer bifurcation techniques as well as dedicated devices for the treatment of this complex lesion subset. Since main branch reintervention rates are sufficiently low and silent restenosis of the side branch ostium is an all-too-common finding, there is no clear consensus on the optimal treatment strategy for bifurcation coronary disease. The following is a comprehensive review of those commonly used techniques as well as dedicated devices currently under development for the treatment of bifurcation coronary artery disease.
David G Rizik; Kevin J Klassen; James B Hermiller
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of invasive cardiology     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1557-2501     ISO Abbreviation:  J Invasive Cardiol     Publication Date:  2008 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-02-06     Completed Date:  2008-03-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8917477     Medline TA:  J Invasive Cardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  82-90     Citation Subset:  IM    
Scottsdale Heart Group at Scottsdale Healthcare Hospital, 9755 North 90th Street, Scottsdale, AZ, 85258, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Angiography
Coronary Artery Disease / radiography,  surgery*
Coronary Restenosis / prevention & control*
Drug-Eluting Stents
Equipment Design

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