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A new stenting technique for bifurcation lesions: A nine-patient case series.
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PMID:  23404908     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
AIMS: This study describes and reports preliminary outcomes using K-TAP (kissing T-stenting and small protrusion), a novel modification of traditional T-stenting and small protrusion (TAP). METHODS AND RESULTS: Nine patients who were treated with K-TAP between May 2008 and February 2012 at two hospitals were retrospectively included in this study. The primary endpoints were angiographic success, procedural success, and the composite 30-day and long-term occurrences of major adverse cardiac events (MACEs), which consisted of death, coronary artery bypass graft surgery, repeated percutaneous coronary intervention of the target vessel, and non-Q-wave and Q-wave myocardial infarctions. Data were obtained from the review of institutional databases, folder auditing, a telephone survey of the patients, and the review of angiograms. Angiographic success and procedural success were achieved in all patients. The mean fluoroscopy time for the total procedure was 24.1 minutes (range 20-28). No complications occurred during the procedures. The MACE rate during the mean follow-up period of 102 weeks (range 22-196 weeks) was 0%. CONCLUSIONS: K-TAP, a new coronary bifurcation stenting method, has favorable angiographic and procedural success rates and a low early post-procedure MACE rate. Further studies are needed to evaluate the clinical efficacy of the K-TAP method. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
K Ocal Karabay; Bayram Bagirtan; Vedat Aytekin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-2-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1522-726X     ISO Abbreviation:  Catheter Cardiovasc Interv     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
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Created Date:  2013-2-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  100884139     Medline TA:  Catheter Cardiovasc Interv     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Department of Cardiology, Kadikoy Florence Nightingale Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
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