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Consensus from the 7th European Bifurcation Club meeting

1. Department of Cardiology, Clinical Center of Serbia, and Medical Faculty, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia; 2. Institut Cardiovasculaire Paris Sud, Massy, France; 3. Interventional Cardiology Unit, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy; 4. Sussex Cardiac Centre, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals, United Kingdom; 5. Department of Cardiology B, Skejby Hospital, University of Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark; 6. Hospital Reina Sofia, Cordoba, Spain; 7. Clinique Saint Augustin, Bordeaux, France; 8. Clinica San Rocco, Brescia, Italy; 9. Herz-Zentrum Bad Krozingen, Bad Krozingen, Germany; 10. Department of Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology, Cardiovascular Hospital, Hospices Civils de Lyon, and INSERM Unit 1060 “CARMEN”, Lyon, France; 11. University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium; 12. Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea; 13. Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy

The seventh meeting of the European Bifurcation Club (EBC) was convened in Lisbon on October 14-15, 2011, with the agenda of reaching a consensus on the current state of the art of percutaneous bifurcation treatment. The present report represents a synthesis of the findings from this meeting and also incorporates a literature review from the field of bifurcation interventions. Topics covered in this Consensus document include the state-of-the-art in percutaneous treatment of unprotected left main coronary artery, discussion of anatomical and functional assessment of bifurcation lesions and solutions for difficult side branch access.

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