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Two-stent technique shown superior for complex coronary bifurcations

Key clinical point: The DK crush technique is particularly beneficial in patients with complex coronary bifurcations.

Major finding: The 12-month target lesion failure rate in patients randomized to a systematic two-stent strategy was half that of patients assigned to provisional stenting.

Study details: DEFINITION II, a multinational, prospective, 49-site clinical trial, included 653 patients with complex coronary bifurcation lesions who were randomized to provisional stenting or a systematic two-stent strategy and followed for 1 year.

Disclosures: The presenter reported having no financial conflicts of interest regarding the study, funded mainly by the National Science Foundation of China.


Chen SL. EuroPCR 2020.