Author(s): Surmely JF, Kinoshita Y, Dash D, Matsubara T, Terashima M,
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Abstract Percutaneous treatment of a bifurcation lesion still shows a significant complication rate, mainly because of restenosis at the ostial site of the side branch vessel. Different techniques, such as V-stenting, culottes-stenting or crush stenting, allow full ostial coverage and may therefore achieve uniform drug distribution within the lesion. The crush technique results in a strong mechanical constraint on the side branch stent. A case of stent strut fracture-induced restenosis in a bifurcation lesion treated with the crush stenting technique is described.
This article was published in Circ J
and referenced in Journal of Cardiovascular Diseases & Diagnosis