Title: Complex bifurcation lesions: Randomized comparison of a fully bioresorbable modified t stenting strategy versus bifurcation reconstruction with a dedicated self-expanding stent in combination with bioresorbable scaffolds, an OCT study: Rationale and design of the COBRA II trial
Authors: Bennett, Johannes ×
Adriaenssens, Tom
Desmet, W
Dubois, C #
Issue Date: Nov-2016
Publisher: Wiley-Liss
Series Title: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions vol:88 issue:6 pages:843-853
Article number: 10.1002/ccd.26571
Abstract: There is an ongoing controversy regarding the efficacy and safety of different percutaneous stenting techniques for coronary bifurcation lesions needing >1 stent. The promise of safe vessel restoration with bioresorbable scaffolds (BRS) may not be transferable to complex double BRS bifurcation techniques, and permanent metallic scaffolding of the bifurcation core may be needed. We identified modified-T stenting as the most promising fully bioresorbable 2-stent strategy in a preclinical setting. The objective of this study is to assess acute performance and compare long-term vessel healing with this strategy, versus an approach combining BRS with a dedicated metallic drug-eluting bifurcation stent.
ISSN: 1522-1946
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Cardiology
× corresponding author
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