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.
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