New York, NY – July 8, 2016 – A small, single-arm study published in JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions found that a two-stent approach for treating bifurcation lesions was as effective as provisional stenting in patients with large side branches. The results, initially presented at TCT 2015, showed that periprocedural myocardial infarction was less frequent in these patients compared with those in the provisional arm of the original randomized trial (10.5% vs 11.9%). The trial was covered by TCTMD.
Philippe Généreux, MD, Director of the Angiographic Core Laboratory at the CRF Clinical Trials Center, was the lead author of the study. He also serves as an Interventional Cardiologist at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center and the Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur de Montréal.