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Kissing balloon inflation in percutaneous coronary interventions.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22917451     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Bifurcation lesions are the most frequently approached complex coronary lesions in everyday interventional practice. Bifurcations complexity relies essentially on their very specific anatomy that is imperfectly handled by current coronary devices and, despite dedicated techniques and drug-eluting stents, percutaneous coronary interventions directed toward the treatment of bifurcations are technically demanding and require proper execution. Kissing balloon (KB) inflation was the first specific bifurcation technique to have been developed for percutaneous bifurcation interventions and continues to currently play an important role. Indeed, KB has been proposed to optimize stent apposition, improve side branch access while correcting stent deformation or distortion. Over the years, the KB technique has been deeply investigated by many different methods, from bench testing and computer simulations to in vivo intravascular imaging and clinical studies, producing a large amount of data pointing out the benefits and limitations of the technique. We sought to provide here a comprehensive overview of all those aspects.
Gregory A Sgueglia; Bernard Chevalier
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  JACC. Cardiovascular interventions     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1876-7605     ISO Abbreviation:  JACC Cardiovasc Interv     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-24     Completed Date:  2013-01-28     Revised Date:  2014-09-05    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101467004     Medline TA:  JACC Cardiovasc Interv     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  803-11     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 American College of Cardiology Foundation. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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MeSH Terms
Angioplasty, Balloon, Coronary / instrumentation,  methods*
Coronary Artery Disease / therapy*
Percutaneous Coronary Intervention / methods

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