Bifurcations articles

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

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Two-Stent Strategy is Safer in True Bifurcation Lesions

Courtesy of Dr. Carlos Fava.  DES have improved PCI outcomes, but one of its biggest challenges continues to be bifurcations (especially when we have to use two stents, since it’s been associated to higher restenosis and stent thrombosis rates).  Left main coronary artery true bifurcation lesions are the ones that generate the greatest challenge and

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Ideal Area for Unprotected Left Main PCI

Courtesy of Dr. Carlos Fava.  Unprotected left main PCI (PCI-UPLMS) is an acceptable and comparable strategy vs CABG, although the use of IVUS is advisable, since it has shown better evolution and mortality. However, the adequate stent expansion remains unclear.  Researchers carried out a sub-analyzis of the NOBLE trial. Of the total 603 patients receiving

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

IVUS in Unprotected LMCA Angioplasty: Should We Change the Way We Use It?

Courtesy of Dr. Carlos Fava. Bifurcation lesions account for about 25% of all angioplasties and it is a challenge for which there is no single treatment strategy. Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) has proven its usefulness, improving outcomes by reducing mortality in unprotected left main coronary artery (LMCA) angioplasty. A new strategy consists in conducting an IVUS after

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