Bifurcations articles

Bifurcación de tronco de coronaria distal: cantidad de stents

Wire Jailing at Side Branch to Prevent Occlusion After Main Vessel Stenting: Should It Be the Standard of Care?

Wire Jailing at Side Branch to Prevent Occlusion After Main Vessel Stenting: Should It Be the Standard of Care?

While the ideal treatment for coronary bifurcation is provisional stenting, this can be associated with side branch occlusion, which leads to severe adverse events. To prevent this complication, several treatments have been proposed. One of them is wire jailing at side branch before stent implantation in the main vessel. However, the actual benefit of this

10 Years Treating Bifurcations: Have We Made Progress?

Bifurcations have been, are and will be challenging. However, we have to admit we have gained experience and have more tools than pioneer interventionists and many of the early experts who have made history.  This study assessed the ten-year trends in coronary bifurcation percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) looking at patient and lesion characteristics, devices used,

The Fellow’s Corner | 3rd Clinical Case: True Bifurcation Lesion: Which Strategy Should We Use?

Here is the third Fellow’s Corner clinical case to keep discussing and learning alongside the entire community of hemodynamics fellows in Latin America. In this instance, we will present a case of True Bifurcation Lesion: Which Strategy Should We Use? Content 1- Case Presentation 2- Case Resolution 3- Expert Commentary Authors: Dr. Carlos Fava (ARG)

DKCRUSH-V: El tronco de la coronaria izquierda no es una bifurcación más

Bifurcations: A Long Return Journey

When it looked like the simplest techniques reach the best outcomes, along came the DK Crush studies. Indeed, after the COVIS III results in bifurcations, it appeared we had started to retrace our steps back to the foundation.  The purpose of this study was to compare long term outcomes of the remarkably simple 1-stent strategy

EuroPCR 2021 | COLOR: Angioplastias complejas por acceso radial vs femoral

EuroPCR 2021 | COLOR: Complex PCI via Transradial vs Transfemoral Approach

Treating total occlusions, complex bifurcations, grossly calcified lesions or left main lesions via transradial approach is associated with significant reduction in access-site bleeding or vascular complications vs transfemoral approach. This kind of procedures have been typically excluded from studies randomizing patients to transradial vs transfemoral approach.  The COLOR study used the transradial bore-guiding catheter Glidesheath

Webinar SOLACI 03-03 | Angioplastia de Tronco de Coronaria Izquierda y Bifurcaciones: Registro LATAM Bif

03/03 | SOLACI Webinar – Left Main PCI and Bifurcations: LATAM Bif Registry

We invite you to participate in the first free SOLACI virtual event of 2021. It is carried out with the support of Abbott, Boston Scientific, Medtronic and Terumo Interventional Systems and will have the participation of prestigious hemodynamicists from Latin America and the world. The title of the event is: “Left Main PCI and Bifurcations:

La era del stent provisional para las bifurcaciones parece llegar a su fin

Is the Paradigm for Bifurcation Lesions Changing Once More?

Four years ago, we published a summary of the SMART-STRATEGY Study saying that, with bifurcation lesions, “less is more.” Last month, the DEFINITION Study published in the European Heart Journal suggested that things were about to change. Today, the DK-crush technique seems to have rendered both title and article obsolete. According to this recent analysis