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The "crush" technique as a therapeutic approach for a bifurcation lesion in a saphenous venous graft.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20650837     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Bifurcation lesions of native coronary arteries are common in daily practice and different strategies for percutaneous coronary intervention have been suggested for their treatment. The "crush" technique, with the use of drug-eluting stents in both the main and the side branch, is a relatively simple procedure that ensures complete lesion coverage, even for bifurcations that have extensive disease within the side branch. We present the case of a bifurcation lesion in a Y-shaped saphenous venous graft in a patient who had previously undergone coronary artery bypass graft surgery. The literature lacks reports regarding the management of such patients. Implementation of the "crush" technique in the specific case resulted in a satisfactory angiographic and long-term clinical outcome.
Ioannis Karalis; George Kochiadakis; Nikolaos Igoumenidis; Emmanuel Skalidis; Stavros Chrysostomakis; Panos Vardas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hellenic journal of cardiology : HJC = Hellēnikē kardiologikē epitheōrēsē     Volume:  51     ISSN:  2241-5955     ISO Abbreviation:  Hellenic J Cardiol     Publication Date:    2010 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-23     Completed Date:  2010-11-04     Revised Date:  2013-08-07    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101257381     Medline TA:  Hellenic J Cardiol     Country:  Greece    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  368-73     Citation Subset:  IM    
Cardiology Department, University Hospital of Heraklion, Crete, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Angioplasty, Balloon, Coronary*
Blood Vessel Prosthesis / adverse effects*
Coronary Artery Bypass*
Coronary Artery Disease / radiography,  surgery*
Drug-Eluting Stents*
Graft Occlusion, Vascular / surgery*
Saphenous Vein / transplantation*

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