A dedicated bifurcation stent has the potential to simplify and improve the outcomes of percutaneous coronary bifurcation intervention. We report a patient from the first human use trial of a novel paclitaxel-eluting dedicated bifurcation stent. By 6 months, there were no adverse events and the stent lumen and, in particular, the side-branch ostium were widely patent on angiography and intravascular ultrasound. This device may offer superior results without the limitations of conventional stent techniques in the treatment of coronary bifurcation disease.
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- Angioplasty, Balloon, Coronary/adverse effects
- Cardiovascular Agents/administration & dosage
- Clinical Trials as Topic
- Coronary Angiography
- Coronary Artery Disease/pathology
- Drug-Eluting Stents
- Middle Aged
- Paclitaxel/administration & dosage
- Prosthesis Design
- Severity of Illness Index
- Treatment Outcome
- Ultrasonography, Interventional