Intravascular ultrasound predictors of side branch occlusion in bifurcation lesions after percutaneous coronary intervention.

@article{Furukawa2005IntravascularUP,
  title={Intravascular ultrasound predictors of side branch occlusion in bifurcation lesions after percutaneous coronary intervention.},
  author={Eri Furukawa and Kiyoshi Hibi and Masami Kosuge and Tomoyori Nakatogawa and Noritaka Toda and Takeshi Takamura and Kengo Tsukahara and Jun Okuda and Fumiyuki Ootsuka and Yoshio Tahara and Teruyasu Sugano and Tsutomu Endo and Kazuo Kimura and Satoshi Umemura},
  journal={Circulation journal : official journal of the Japanese Circulation Society},
  year={2005},
  volume={69 3},
  pages={325-30}
}
BACKGROUND Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of bifurcation lesion has been associated with a low success rate and a high incidence of procedural complications, including side branch occlusion and myocardial infarction. It remains controversial whether preintervention intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) findings can help to identify side branches likely to occlude after PCI of bifurcation lesions. METHODS AND RESULTS From our IVUS database we identified 81 bifurcation lesions in 72… CONTINUE READING