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Dedicated bifurcation stents.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22572498     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Bifurcation percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is still a difficult call for the interventionist despite advancements in the instrumentation, technical skill and the imaging modalities. With major cardiac events relate to the side-branch (SB) compromise, the concept and practice of dedicated bifurcation stents seems exciting. Several designs of such dedicated stents are currently undergoing trials. This novel concept and pristine technology offers new hope notwithstanding the fact that we need to go a long way in widespread acceptance and practice of these gadgets. Some of these designs even though looks enterprising, the mere complex delivering technique and the demanding knowledge of the exact coronary anatomy makes their routine use challenging.
Authors:
Ajith Ananthakrishna Pillai; Balachander Jayaraman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2012-04-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian heart journal     Volume:  64     ISSN:  0019-4832     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian Heart J     Publication Date:    2012 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-05-10     Completed Date:  2013-07-10     Revised Date:  2014-03-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0374675     Medline TA:  Indian Heart J     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  187-95     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2012 Cardiological Society of India. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Cardiac Catheters
Coronary Artery Disease / therapy
Coronary Vessels / pathology*
Humans
Percutaneous Coronary Intervention / instrumentation*
Prosthesis Design*
Stents*
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