Bioresorbable scaffolds in bifurcations

Filippo Figini, Hiroyoshi Kawamoto, Azeem Latib

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Bioresorbable scaffolds (BRSs) represent one of the most promising innovations in the field of coronary intervention in recent memory. In the first trials investigating their use, only simple lesions were included, and the presence of side branches (SB) ≥2 mm were an exclusion criterion [1-3]; therefore, at present BRS implantation in bifurcations is regarded as an off-label practice. On the other hand, the idea of avoiding a permanent metallic cage seems particularly attractive in the case of a bifurcation lesion [4], because.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBioresorbable Scaffolds
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Basic Concept to Clinical Applications
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781498779777
ISBN (Print)9781498779746
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine
  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology


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